The young Indian fast bowler, Khaleel Ahmed failed to prove his worth in the Indian team in absence of premier fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami as he conceded a plethora of runs in the first and second Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Bangladesh.
Khaleel Ahmed was mercilessly trolled on Twitter and was criticized for conceding seven consecutive boundaries against a ninth-ranked Bangladesh side. After conceding four back-to-back boundaries in the Delhi T20I, Khaleel started from where he left, as he went on to be hit for three more in the Rajkot clash.
Fans were unhappy with his failing bowling effort and made a mockery of the fast bowler for his poor shows. Here are some of the few hilarious reactions from fans here:
— Smit Pujara (@smit_pujara) November 7, 2019
Khaleel Ahmed's bowling pic.twitter.com/16VziQ8Dvq
— Harisankar (@harish_staycalm) November 7, 2019
Khaleel Ahmed reminds that indians should do pooja to bumrah's statue three times per day at best..
— BrainFaden Smith (@brainfadesmith2) November 7, 2019
I don't think any other captain would have backed khaleel Ahmed after his performance in first match except Rohit Sharma. #INDvBAN
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) November 7, 2019
*Khaleel Ahmed gets smashed for 3 consecutive boundaries on his first three balls*
— Murdock (@_dramebaaz) November 7, 2019
— Marwadi (@gaitonde07) November 7, 2019
— ` (@FourOverthrows) November 7, 2019
— Different 👀 Perspective🔭 (@Iam_VaibhavGoel) November 7, 2019
— Rakesh 🇮🇳 (@ImRakesh777) November 7, 2019
— NIDHI Varma (@NIDHIVarma19) November 3, 2019
will unfollow @imVkohli on this platform if Khaleel Ahmed is even considered for World T20 in Australia next year..
— K Vijayendra (@k_vijayendra8) November 7, 2019
— Subham (@subhsays) November 7, 2019
Khaleel Ahmed spearheaded India’s pace attack in the first two T20Is. He made a small comeback with the figures of 1/37 in Delhi and gave away 44 runs in the second match in Rajkot. It remains interesting to see if India’s stand-in skipper, Rohit Sharma considers him for the third and final T20I after his consecutive poor shows with the ball. Shardul Thakur in the other fast bowling option in India’s T20I squad for the ongoing Bangladesh series, but Rohit doesn’t seem to make any changes in the squad.
India completely outplayed Bangladesh comprehensively by eight wickets in the second T20I with Rohit playing a blitzkrieg knock of 85 runs from 43 deliveries. India chased down a total of 154 in just 16 overs. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for India as he finished the game with the figures of 1/28.
The T20I series is currently level at 1-1 with the final match slated to take place on Sunday in Nagpur.