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Mohammed Siraj And Shardul Thakur Got Heavily Trolled For Their Poor Bowling Show At Edgbaston

Mohammed Siraj And Shardul Thakur Got Trolled: What had started as a promising day for India where they were expected to continue their stronghold and ascend closer to victory, has now turned into a massive worry as it is England who have their noses much ahead in the game by the end of Day 4 in Edgbaston.

Given a target of 378, the hosts have already chiselled down 259 of it in 57 overs, (run rate of 4.54) with only three wickets down. Their two most in-form batsmen, Joe Root (76*) and Jonny Bairstow (72*), have shared an unbeaten 150-run partnership off 197 balls and England now needs 119 runs more to level the series 2-2 and retain the Pataudi Trophy.

India will have to work hard and smart, and, honestly, really need a miraculous turnaround on Day 5 if they are to win their first Test series in England since 2007. (Don’t be surprised if the Indian players do some rain dance on the morning of Day 5).

Mohammed Siraj
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Mohammed Siraj was India’s worst bowler on Day 4

Three quick wickets – two for Bumrah and one run-out – have brought India back in the game after a century stand between the English openers. And after that, while Bumrah and Shami kept a tight hold on the scoring rate of Bairstow and Root, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur failed to keep things tight.

Siraj, in particular, was taken to the cleaners, and while Lees and Crawley elegantly drove and cut on the off-side, Root and Bairstow took a toll on the leg side, including the latter disdainfully hammering one six over deep backward square leg.

Shardul Thakur
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Siraj spurted out runs barely posing a threat but for one ball – to his credit – when he created a good chance, getting Bairstow’s outside edge when he was still early in his innings but Hanuma Vihari in slip dropped that opportunity, and since then Bairstow has made India pay.

Siraj was, by a distance, India’s most expensive bowler on Day 4: while Bumrah and Shami conceded at 4.1 runs per over, Thakur at 4.7 and Jadeja at 3.5, Mohammed Siraj was smashed for 6.4 runs an over in the 10 overs he bowled.

Siraj was heavily trolled for his poor bowling show today as India have all but slipped their grand opportunity to win the Test series.

Here are some of the reactions of frustrated fans trolling Siraj:

Also Read: Jasprit Bumrah Shattered Kapil Dev’s 40-Year-Old Record,

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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