Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Sreesanth tries to sledge Yashasvi Jaiswal, gets a fitting response from the youngster - Watch
Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth is back in competitive cricket after a long gap of seven years. He is currently leading the pace attack of his home team Kerala in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
Apart from his bowling skills, Sreesanth is also known for his aggression and animated celebrations on the field. His vintage avatar was once again witnessed in a match against Mumbai on Thursday.
The veteran pacer failed to scalp any wickets in Kerala’s 2nd match in the tournament but he tried to sledge the opponent batsman during the game. It was Mumbai opener Yashasvi Jaiswal who was on Sreesanth’s target but the latter’s move got backfired.
Sreesanth began the sixth over with a length delivery outside off stump and Yashasvi failed to connect. The pacer then tried to sledge and stare in the batsman’s eye. However, this act of poking the batsman didn’t go down well.
On the next ball, Yashasvi cleared his front leg and hammered Sreesanth for a humongous maximum. That wasn’t the end of the show as the young batsman went on to slam another six followed by a boundary in the next two deliveries.
Check out the video of the incident
Yashavi played a 40-run knock while some major contributions from Suryakumar Yadav (38) and Aditya tare (42) guided Mumbai to 196 for 7 in their quota of 20 overs.
In reply, Kerala opener Mohammed Azharudden smashed a whirlwind unbeaten 137 off 54 balls to defeat Mumbai by 8 wickets. Kerala comfortably chased down the target 25 balls to spare.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has lent his support to the pitch as he said that 'everyone in the world seems to start crying’ when the ball starts spinning.
- Several former cricketers including Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, and Michael Vaughan have criticised the pitch, but off-spinner R Ashwin believes that the conversation about the surface is getting out of hand.
- Miffed with the remarks, Steyn took to Twitter and asked: "Question Which commentator said I have a mid-life crisis?"
- Batsmen from both India and England struggled on the spinning surface of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the venue which hosted the third Test of the series.
- The third Test match between India and England ended in two days with India winning the contest by 10 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.
- This was Mumbai's fourth successive win, having earlier defeated Delhi, Maharashtra and Puducherry.
- Mankad, 26, plundered six sixes and 16 fours in his knock from 130 balls to propel Saurashtra to a massive 388 for 7.