Defending a total of 179, Team India came up with some ordinary fielding during the third T20I at Hamilton on Wednesday. Apart from conceding extra runs due to some poor fielding at the fence, even dependable players like Ravinder Jadeja dropped a catch in the 10th over.
Mitchell Santner was on strike and Jasprit Bumrah bowled a cutter to him. Santner was early to close the face of the bat and the ball popped up due to a leading edge. Jadeja came running from the backward point but the ball landed in his hands and then popped out.
Given Jadeja’s record of holding on to catches, fans were surprised:
Fielding has been really ordinary today…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 29, 2020
Some even came to Jadeja’s defence, while others questioned when it happened last. Here are some reactions to the dropped catch on social media:
— Amitesh Kamani (@Amitesh_Kamani) January 29, 2020
Yesterday Arnab Goswami was silent
Today Ravindra Jadeja dropped a catch
— Rajesh nayak (@msd_junior1) January 29, 2020
Bumrah clobbered, Jadeja drops a catch…doesn’t look like India’s day
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 29, 2020
Santner dropped Jadeja’s catch previously, now Jadeja dropped Santner’s catch.
— The Aaryaveer (@theaaryaveer64) January 29, 2020
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