Many players raged on Arshdeep's 'No Ball', Hardik Pandya called it 'crime'

It will be surprising to hear, but this is the reality. This unwanted record came on the part of India's left arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh in the second T20 International match against Sri Lanka in Pune on Thursday.

Many players raged on Arshdeep's 'No Ball', Hardik Pandya called it 'crime'

Actually, captain Hardik Pandya handed the ball to Arshdeep after bowling the first over of the innings. On the first ball of Arshdeep, Nissanka hit a strong boundary in the mid-on region to put Arshdeep, nominated for the 'ICC Best Debut Player of the Year', under pressure.

Arshdeep, however, did not give any runs on the next two balls, scored a single on the fourth ball and a dot on the fifth ball. But the disappointment of what Arshdeep did on the last ball of the over was visible on Arshdeep's face, Captain Hardik Pandya also looked very disappointed. 

Arshdeep became the first Indian to bowl three consecutive no balls. A total of 14 runs were scored (a six, a four and a single) with an additional three runs off three no balls (one legal ball). In this way, Arshdeep gave a total of 19 runs in this over. 

Arshdeep Singh on target

After this Pandya removed Arshdeep from the bowling attack. But in the 19th over, he once again played the bet on Arshdeep. Arshdeep bowled two no balls in this over as well and gave 18 runs in total.

In this way, 23-year-old Arshdeep bowled just two overs and bowled a total of five no-balls in them and became the second bowler after New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford to do so in T20 Internationals. 

However, Arshdeep's problem of 'overstepping' is not new and he has done overstepping (no ball) 14 times in 22 T20 Internationals.

Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi also bowled one no ball each and thus Indian fast bowlers scored a total of 7 no balls.

Experts believe that this no ball proved to be very costly for India and proved to be an important reason for the defeat. Due to Arshdeep not being in rhythm, Pandya had to get the 18th over from Umran Malik in the absence of an option, which is not a very comfortable situation for him.

Umran also did not played well

Umran Malik may have a lot of pace, but he is yet to master the yorker, which is considered to be an antidote to stopping runs in slog overs. Also, the second problem was of line and length. Malik looted 21 runs in this over.

Ultimately the match was decided by those balls which were not officially counted in the match i.e. no ball. Team India paid the price of no ball and free hit by giving 27 runs and the win-loss margin was 16 runs.

India lost this match by 16 runs and thus Sri Lanka achieved a 1-1 draw in the three-match T20 series.

After the match, Pandya said, "Everyone can have good or bad days, but cannot leave the basics. It is always difficult to bowl in such conditions It is not a matter of blaming Arshdeep, but we should understand that bowling a no ball in any format is a crime. 

Players are upset

Former veteran Sunil Gavaskar also looked very upset with arshdeep 'no ball'. He said, "As a professional, you can't do that. We often hear from bowlers these days that things are not in their control, but is it not in your control to not bowl a no ballYou bowl the ball and after that what the batsman does on it is a different thing, but not bowling a no ball should be in your control."

Arshdeep returned to the T20 team after illness and did not play in the first match against Sri Lanka in Mumbai. Perhaps this was also a reason why he was seen deviating from the rhythm in Thursday's match.

Dinesh Karthik tweeted, "You must be feeling sorry for Arshdeep, it's just lack of match practice. It's never easy"

In response to this tweet from Karthik, @GSPR handle tweeted, "Stop making excuses, no balls have nothing to do with match practice. The manner in which teams like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are playing should be commended. "

Another user Rahul Rajiv wrote, "Why was he (Arshdeep) playing if he didn't have match practice....this is international cricket, no street cricket."

However, the team's coach Rahul Dravid defended the bowlers, saying, "Of course, no one would want to bowl a wide or a no ball in any match, but in T20 format it hurts a lot. But if you look at this team, many There's youth, especially in our bowling department, We should be patient and understand that such things can happen."

He said, "The good thing is that this year the focus is on the 50-over World Cup and the World Test Championship. T20 competition is an opportunity to give international platform to young cricketers and we should stand by and support them in such difficult times."