India’s fast bowler Prasidh Krishna has been the target of criticism and trolling due to his expensive performance in the ongoing 5-match T20I series against Australia, with an economy of 13.25.
Notably, the ongoing five-match T20I series between India and Australia has been tough for bowlers. In the first three matches held in Vizag, Trivandrum, and Guwahati, five out of the six innings witnessed teams scoring more than 200 runs, with Australia’s 191/9 being the lowest total.
As a result, on Friday (December 1), he was excluded from the playing eleven following a tough time in the first three games. His economy rate in the series is 13.25. In the series opener in Vizag, he gave away 50 runs in his 4 overs while managing to take one wicket. Luckily for him, India had won the game by successfully chasing down 209 runs.
In the second match in Thiruvananthapuram, the right-arm pacer took 3 wickets but conceded 41 runs in 4 overs. Despite this, India won the second game while defending a substantial total of 235. However, in the third game, Prasidh Krishna recorded the poorest bowling figures by an Indian bowler in the shortest format of the game.
He gave away 68 runs without taking a wicket as Australia successfully chased down a record total of 222 runs in Guwahati. Krishna struggled to defend 21 runs in the final over, and on the last 4 balls, he conceded 16 runs as Glenn Maxwell dominated him.
Ashish Nehra Backs Prasidh Krishna Amidst Criticism
Meanwhile, former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra, however, has extended his support to Prasidh Krishna, pointing out the lack of cricket since he made his international comeback in August this year after a prolonged injury layoff.
“You are talking about a guy who has not played much cricket. But there’s no shortage of talent when you talk of someone like Prasidh Krishna. He’s definitely one of India’s future stars and let’s hope that from here he’s only going to get better,” Nehra said on JioCinema.
He added: “He’s (Krishna) someone who can bowl a good yorker. I know it’s difficult to bowl on a wet ground and a flat pitch, but in these kinds of situations, you definitely back your yorker,”