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ENGvsIND, 5th Test: Virender Sehwag claims Jonny Bairstow change gear after sledging by Virat Kohli, Tweeple furious at former opener over his offensive on-air remark on Kohli

Legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag has come up with a tongue-in-cheek comment about Virat Kohli which has bemused several cricket fans on Twitter.

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Former India opener Virendra Sehwag, who never shies away from speaking his mind, has claimed in his tweet that England batter Jonny Bairstow had changed gear after sledging by former Indian skipper Virat Kohli during Day 3 of the the rescheduled 5th Test between India and England at Edgbaston

In his tweet, Sehwag said Jonny Bairstow’s strike rate was 21 before Kohli’s sledging but it was increased to 150 after sledging by former Indian skipper. The England batter was playing like Pujara but Virat Kohli turned him into Pant with his unnecessary sledging, former team India opener tweeted.

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Sehwag, who is known for his unique sense of humour, is now facing heat from fans on social media after a video from his commentary during Day 3 of the series decider Test on Sunday. But Sehwag came up with an epic reply after a Twitter user tried to troll him over a post on Virat Kohli riling up Jonny Bairstow.

A user replied to him asking if Sehwag would have tweeted had Bairstow gotten out after being sledged by Kohli. Haan yaar, karta (Yes, I would have), Sehwag replied.

Sehwag also showcased his sarcastic humour in his commentary too and makes an offensive remark over Virat Kohli’s dancing celebration after India picked a wicket during England’s first innings.

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Virat Kohli-starrer Team India gained an upper hand on Day 3 of the 5 the test match at Edgbaston and had bowled England out on 284 on Day 3 of the game, after scoring 416 in the first innings.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant were unbeaten at the crease on 50 and 30 respectively.

Bairstow, who is in a good form these days, was struggling initially but spending some time on the crease he switched gears and tore into the Indian attack. He was completed his 11th century in 119 deliveries and was eventually dismissed for 106 off 140 balls by Mohammed Shami.

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Ahead of upcoming India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 match, Babar Azam says pressure is always there

The limited number of head-to-head matches between the arch rivals in the last decade has further increased the importance of the face-off between the two sides.

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India and Pakistan, the two biggest cricket rivals, are set to face off against each other in Asia Cup on August 28 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The India-Pakistan match is one of the most awaited encounters in the field of cricket as the fans rarely witness this rivalry on the field because the two teams haven’t played any bilateral series since January 2013.

In such a case, the two arch-rivals only met with each other in ICC events like Asia Cup and T20 World Cup which give the fans a chance to cheer for their respective teams in the high-value match.

Ahead of the upcoming India-Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is not shy in admitting that the India-Pakistan game has always been a pressure game. The pressure is always there, he admitted it during an interaction with journalists.

Responding to the question that Pakistani players are under huge pressure ahead of much awaited India Pakistan encounter in the upcoming Asia Cup, Babar said yes, obviously the pressure is different in the high voltage encounter.

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Pakistan will try to play it like a normal match only as the team did in T20 World Cup 2021 which is to focus on the game and believe in the team. This time too the Pakistan players are going to give their best. The effort is in the player’s hands but the result is not, he said.

The limited number of head-to-head matches in the last decade has further increased the importance of the face-off between the two sides.

Squads For Asia Cup 2022

India

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

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Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.

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IND vs WI: Tweeple question Rohit Sharma’s fitness after back spasm complaints

In yesterday’s match, Rohit Sharma had walked back to the pavilion and was later declared retired hurt.

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is having a tough time with injuries. In the third T20 match against West Indies, Indian skipper walked back to pavilion after he was declared retire hurt.

Winning the toss, India invited West Indies to bat first and host put up a total of 164 on the loss of 5 wickets for India to chase. West Indies opener Kyle Mayers became the top-scored with 73 off 50 balls while Rovman Powell contributed with 23 runs.

Later Indian skipper Rohit Sharma came out with Suryakumar Yadav to open the India Innings. But after playing five balls, the skipper walked back to the pavilion. He was later declared retired hurt and the score board showed India down by one wicket and Shreyas Iyer came on crease to make partnership with Suryakumar Yadav.

BCCI took to their official Twitter handle and informed that Rohit Sharma has a back spasm and has been advised to rest.

The third number batsman played well until, Hardik Pandya walked in after Shreyas Iyer got out. But was Suryakumar Yadav, who stepped up, took the plunge and scored 76 off 44 balls. Wicket keeper Rishabh Pant remained not out with 33 off 26 balls.

India may have won the match with ease and took a lead of 2-1 in the five match series against West Indies, but Rohit Sharma’s regular fitness issues are now annoying the Indian audience. This is not for the first time that Rohit Sharma has walked back and declared retire hurt.

Rohit Sharma is the only Indian who has been declared retire hurt more than once in the shortest format. Moreover, the regular captain was rested for the ODI series against West Indies and erlier during the IND vs ENG decider Test match, Rohit was Covid positive.

Before that also Rohit was rested due to fitness issues and he had also spend time in NCA camp to regain his fitness. But still such complaints keep arising and with T20 World Cup coming in three months India cannot afford regular captain to have fitness issues every week.

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IND vs WI: Tweeple compare Suryakumar Yadav with AB De Villiers, SKY jumps to 2nd position on ICC Men’s T20I rankings

SKY played a match-winning innings of 76 runs and has helped team India clinch the third T20 game from hosts.

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Team India’s current opening batsman in the IND VS WI T20 series, has made the nation proud yet again. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Head coach Rahul Dravid took risk in the ongoing T20 series against West Indies and brought Suryakumar Yadav.

While several cricket critics doubted this decision, Suryakumar Yadav played such match winning innings in all these three matches that people are now calling him at the rightful opener of Indian cricket team.

SKY played a spectacular innings of 76 runs and has helped team India clinch the third T20 game from the hosts. Not just that, this innings has also helped him rise three places on the ICC T20I ranking.

The latest ICC Men’s T20 batter’s rankings shows Suryakumar Yadav at the second position after Pakistan skipper Babar Azam topping the list. With 816 ratings, Yadav is just two points away from Babar.

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Last night Suryakumar played a very valuable innings by making apt use of entire ground, and since then, tweeple are calling him the new Mr. 360. For those who don’t know Mr. 360 tag was given to former South African batsman AB De Villiers. AB used to play various shots in each side of the ground giving tough time to the ballers. He even invented the shot ‘reverse sweep’.

And last night, the cricket lovers got to witness the same, when Suryakumar Yadav played different and difficult shots with ease by making full use of the cricket ground.

Coming to bat first West Indies gave a total of 164 runs for India to chase. And after losing the second match the Indian cricket team was looking to redeem themselves but soon after Rohit Sharma was declared retired hurt after playing six balls, Indian fans were in a fix, but then Yadav took the load and played a valuable innings.

The other side of the batsmen kept building short partnerships with him and throwing away their wickets but Suryakumar stayed and made sure India takes a lead of 2-1 in the five match T20 series against West Indies.

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