India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I: Twitter shouts all praise for Saini as pacer bamboozles Rajapaksa with 147.5 kph yorker | Watch
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Team India fast bowler Navdeep Saini on Tuesday received praise from fans and followers as he proved his excellence in the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka held at Holkar Stadium, Indore. The pacer proved too good for Sri Lanka batsmen. First, he dismissed Sri Lanka opener Danushka Gunathilaka (20), who was looking dangerous then he also picked the wicket of Bhanuka Rajapaksa-- caught behind to Rishabh Pant.
The wicket of Gunathilaka was something to watch out for as Saini bamboozled Danushka by firing in a yorker at a pace of 147.5 kph. Take a look at the dismissal:
Here's how the Twitterati reacted:
Twitter users were so impressed that they wanted him in India squad for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
A user wrote, "Hope Saini makes it among the pacers for the Test series in Australia."
Hope Saini makes it among the pacers for the Test series in Australia.— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) January 7, 2020
"Navdeep Saini. Test cricket. An original WACA-like pitch. Mayhem. #INDvSL, " wrote another
An original WACA-like pitch.
January 7, 2020
Saini will set Australia on fire. Last thing we need. https://t.co/qKmWIzrKdp— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 7, 2020
Just remainder— Manish (@IManish311) January 7, 2020
RCB benched Navdeep Saini in whole 2018 season.
They tried Siraj, Kulwant but not Saini.
A perfectly well directed bouncer from Saini. Rajapaksa couldn't do anything but glove it to the keeper. He picks up his 2nd wicket. And Sri Lanka's half the side is back in the hut. #INDvsSL #PlayBold
January 7, 2020
In the match, India won the toss and sent in Sri Lanka to bat first. The visitors were 142/9 in 20 overs. Shardul Thakur scalped three wickets while Saini and Kuldeep Yadav ended with two wickets each. In reply, India chased down the target with 15 balls to spare and seven wickets in hand. KL Rahul scored 45 runs while Shreyas Iyer (34), Shikhar Dhawan (32) and skipper Virat Kohli (unbeaten 30) scored 30s. India lead the three-match series 1-0. The third or last T20I is scheduled to take place at the MCA Stadium, Pune on January 10 (Friday).
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