T20 World Cup 2024
Shivam Dube Faces Trolls After Golden Duck In T20 World Cup Semi-Final
By CricShots - Jun 28, 2024 12:43 am
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Shivam Dube faced criticism once again on Thursday, June 28, after failing to make an impact with the bat during the semi-final clash between India and England in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. This match was a crucial opportunity for Dube to justify the selectors’ and team management’s faith in him over other potential candidates like Rinku Singh.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube was dismissed on a golden duck

Dube walked to the crease in the 18th over, with India at 146 for 5, following the dismissal of Hardik Pandya. The stage was set for Dube to make an immediate impact and help propel India to a strong finish. Joining Ravindra Jadeja, Dube was the last recognized batsman, and expectations were high for him to deliver in this critical moment.

However, Dube’s stint at the crease was short-lived. On the very first ball he faced from Chris Jordan, Dube played a rash shot, resulting in an edge that was comfortably caught by Jos Buttler behind the stumps. This golden duck added to Dube’s string of underwhelming performances in the tournament and sparked an immediate backlash from fans and critics alike.

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The reaction from fans on social media was swift and unforgiving, as many expressed their frustration over Shivam Dube’s inability to capitalize on his opportunities. His overall performance in the T20 World Cup has been disappointing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the group stages, Dube was dismissed for 3 against Pakistan and managed an unbeaten 31 against the USA. His subsequent scores were 10 against Afghanistan, 34 against Bangladesh, and 28 against Australia in the Super 8s. These performances did little to bolster his case as a reliable batsman for India.

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Despite Shivam Dube’s failure, India managed to post a competitive total of 171 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs. Captain Rohit Sharma led by example, scoring his second consecutive fifty and his third of the tournament. After early dismissals of Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant within the powerplay, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav steadied the innings with a crucial 73-run partnership. Sharma eventually scored 57, while Yadav contributed 47. Hardik Pandya’s quickfire 23 runs off 13 balls provided a vital boost towards the end of the innings.

As India gears up to defend their total, the team will hope that their bowlers can compensate for the batting inconsistencies and lead them to the final.