On the third day of the second Test between India and England in Vizag, Shubman Gill emerged as the standout performer, silencing his detractors with a splendid century. India set a challenging target of 399 runs for England in the fourth inning, riding on Gill’s stellar batting display. His innings not only bolstered India’s position but also showed his class and skill. As the day concluded, England faced an uphill task, finishing at 67-1 in the fourth inning. The stage is set for an intriguing final day, with England needing a substantial effort to chase down the formidable target, while India aims to secure a crucial victory in the series.
Mukesh Kumar, chosen as the second pacer alongside Jasprit Bumrah in the second Test against England, faced a challenging outing. With Mohammed Siraj rested for the game, Mukesh failed to make a significant impact, bowling only 7 overs out of the 55.5 overs in India’s first innings, conceding 44 runs without securing a wicket. His struggles persisted on the third day, during the second innings, as he bowled just 2 overs, leaking 19 runs and struggling with both line and length.
IND vs ENG: Mukesh Kumar Gets Trolled For His Disaster Performance In Vizag
Fans took to social media to vehemently troll Mukesh Kumar for his below-par performance, pointing out issues like overstepping and encroaching onto the danger zone during his follow-through. The selection choice and Mukesh’s difficulties have sparked discussions about India’s pace strategy and the need for improvements as they strive for success in the ongoing Test series against England.
Mukesh Kumar’s struggles in the second Test against England left Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, grappling with questions on how to effectively utilize the bowler. Failing to create a tight spell, Mukesh’s inconsistent line and length posed a challenge for the skipper. The inability to apply sustained pressure on the English batsmen raised concerns about the team’s bowling strategy. Rohit Sharma now faces the dilemma of whether to persist with Mukesh in the playing XI or explore alternative options to strengthen India’s bowling attack in the remainder of the series, adding an extra layer of complexity to the team’s strategic decisions.