Indian tempo bowling checked out its deadly greatest on Day 2 of the primary Check in opposition to Australia in Adelaide Oval on Friday when Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami pushed the hosts to the backfoot with their management over line size and seam.
Nevertheless, the staff’s fielding left quite a bit to be desired after three catches had been dropped within the first two periods after Aussies got here to bat with 244 runs on the board by their rivals. Curiously all of the three lifelines fell to Aussies no.three Marnus Labuschagne. The 22-year-old right-hand batsman was first dropped behind the stumps by Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps however the Indian keeper may very well be proven some leeway given the ball dipped simply forward of him whereas he made a diving stretch to achieve the ball.
Nevertheless the subsequent two catches, dropped by Jasprit Bumrah at tremendous leg and Prithvi Shaw at sq. leg, had been mere regulation catches and attracted ire of India’s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar.
The 71-year-old cricketer-turned commentator, whereas commenting throughout the match, mentioned Indian gamers have been in a Christmas temper whereas giving freely items every week sooner than anticipated.
“All I can consider is the Indians are in a Christmas temper. Giving their Christmas items every week early,” Gavaskar was heard saying quickly after Labuschagne was dropped whereas batting at 22 runs by Shaw off Bumrah.