Sunrisers Hyderabad had a difficult time in the first leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, and they couldn’t get off to a good start in the UAE leg either.
The Orange Army chose to bat first against the Delhi Capitals in their debut match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The decision was not fruitful in the least, as SRH experienced a disastrous batting collapse.
While opener David Warner was out for a duck, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, and Kane Williamson all lost wickets after promising beginnings.
Kedar Jadhav, a veteran batsman, struggled as well, getting out on three of his eight pitches. Coming in at number five, Jadhav struggled in the middle and was eventually dismissed by Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje.
Kedar Jadhav is unable to make an impact
Fans were not amused by Jadhav’s dismal performance, despite the fact that he is a seasoned campaigner. However, the 36-year-old wasn’t singled out for his batting abysmal performance. After the on-field umpire ruled him out, he requested a review.
The veteran batter appeared plumped, so it was a strange call. Nortje trapped Jadhav in front of the wickets with a full-length delivery.
On this occasion, only an inside edge could have saved Jadhav. The ball is striking the center of the middle stump, according to the replay, and there is no willow involved. As a result, Jadhav’s brief tenure at the crease came to an end, and SRH lost a critical review. In T20 matches, a team only gets one review per innings. As a result, it should be taken with caution.
However, Jadhav’s assessment was incorrect on this occasion, and supporters were not amused. As a result, Twitter was swamped with various reactions. A portion of fans reacted with memes and jokes after many harshly criticized the veteran for being careless.
Kedar Jadhav is playing his last IPL edition pic.twitter.com/J1RgVcWyv6— NaturesAlgorithm (@MnyLivesMtr) September 22, 2021
Kedar Jadhav 😂😅 reviewing a plumb LBW for fun.. Lol..— பிரேம் ❤ (@Premk_R) September 22, 2021
Don’t know how is he able to get into playing eleven in t20 team #IPL2021
Need kedar jadhav kinda confidence in my life pic.twitter.com/xtmqm8F5wG— 𓆩𓆪 (@erishaxoxo) September 22, 2021
Meanwhile, the UAE leg is crucial for SRH, as they did not have much luck in the first leg. The Orange Army was lowest in the team standings at the time of the season suspension, having lost six of their first seven games. This means that a few of losses in the second episode might put them out of contention for the playoffs.