Team India is locking horns with New Zealand in the second T20I of the three-match series at the Ekana stadium in Lucknow. It is a dream wicket for a spinner when the batter gets deceived by a massive amount of drift and turn and the ball hits the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav bowled one such magical delivery against New Zealand and the unbelievable amount of spin reminded spectators of the legendary Shane Warne.
India came back strongly against New Zealand in the second game as they attempt to level the series, with the bowlers putting up a clinical performance early in the game. New Zealand chose to bat first after winning the toss but their decision turned out to be misjudged on a pitch favorable for spinners.
They were reduced to 48/4 inside 10 overs, the last of the scalps being a magic delivery from Kuldeep Yadav to send Daryl Mitchell back to the pavilion.
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The left-arm leg spinner was bowling the 10th over of the game with Mitchell looking to steady the innings for the Kiwis. Kuldeep bowled a loopy bowl outside off and the batter shifted his weight onto the backfoot, hoping to tackle the spin. However, the ball spun back so sharply that it rendered all the calculations from the batter irrelevant. The ball hit timber and Twitterati was quick to compare Kuldeep with the Australian legend Shane Warne.
— MINI BUS 2022 (@minibus2022) January 29, 2023
India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
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New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Here is how the Indian fans appreciated Kuldeep Yadav”
Kuldeep yadav with a beauty 🔥🔥🔥#india #INDVsNZT20 #Lucknow #kuldeepyadav #T20Cricket pic.twitter.com/JutQekBVNH
— Ankur (@Ankur_yadav_18) January 29, 2023
Mitchell bowled out by Kuldeep with a beauty 😍 Out someone like this, batsman also acknowledge it 😅😅#IndvsNz #IndvNZ #NzvInd #ShubmanGill #IshanKishan #Surya #HardikPandya #kuldeepyadav pic.twitter.com/TV2WkaLeil
— DaebakAnkita💃 (@DaebakankitaF) January 29, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav is bowling beautifully 🔥 #INDvNZ
— Jigar Mehta (@jigsactin) January 29, 2023
Kuldeep yadav le gaya Mitchell ko ab to pakka Jeet jayege😍
— 🚩 (@sardaarkhan07) January 29, 2023
Kuldeep Yadav deserve permanent place in playing XI #INDvsNZ #IndianCricketTeam
— Shubham (@Shubh17tweets) January 29, 2023
Mitchell didn’t watch Babar’s wicket I guess 😂
Outstanding ball by Kuldeep Yadav once again 🤩#IndvNZ #NZvIND
— Kuldeep Gangwar (@kuldeep_gangwar) January 29, 2023
Markham, babar, Shanaka and now Daryl Mitchell. Kuldeep Yadav is incredible 😍 👏 #INDVsNZT20
— Atharva Singh 🇮🇳 (@atharvasingh899) January 29, 2023