‘I can promise you…’: Kartik reacts to fan’s ‘Michelle Starc’ claim Cricket

Team India on Sunday faced a disappointing batting collapse in the second ODI of the series against Australia as the team was bowled out for just 117 runs in Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer for the side (31), as paceman Mitchell Starc ran through the entire Indian top-order. Shubman Gill was the first to get out for a duck and Rohit Sharma, who returned to the team after missing the first ODI, was also dismissed cheaply (13).

Mitchell Starc celebrates the wicket of Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav (PTI)
Mitchell Starc celebrates the wicket of Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav (PTI)

Suryakumar Yadav again faced a first-ball dismissal while KL Rahul, the star of India’s maiden ODI win, also failed to make an impression as he fell for 9. Virat Kohli was holding one end as wickets continued to fall. On the other hand, but the Indian batsman’s resistance eventually came to an end in the 16th over as well, as the team was bowled out within 26 overs.

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chat during mid innings cricbuzz, India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik spoke at length about the batsmen’s struggle against the left-handed Starc. As the anchor mentioned a fan question where he recalled Australia’s preparations for the Test series when they brought in Ravichandran Ashwin doppelganger to prepare for the off-spinner and India also brought in left-arm pacers in the nets. Karthik said that the difference in quality is quite stark.

“First thing, whoever asked the question. I can promise you, India travel with a certain amount of bowlers for the nets. There are enough left-arm medium pacers. Playing in the nets is one thing, skill Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult goes after Mitchell Starc… It’s a different boss. If the bowler had the skills, he would be playing for India! Why would he be bowling in the nets? It’s a skill that comes easily No. Also, you are playing international cricket… It is a different ball game,” said Karthik.

“They got Ashwin doppelganger, he was still the highest wicket-taker. Just because you bring in someone who is similar…it just helps you try to understand what you might be facing. Can do. If Mitchell Starc is bowling 145-147 and swinging the ball.” Of late, this has been a difficult skill to play.

Imagine Suryakumar Yadav… I feel for him, two first balls, I’m sure a lot of people will say, ‘Oh, he’s not making the most of his chances’. it is not true. Getting out on the first ball means you are out before you are set. It can happen to anyone! He is arguably the best white ball bowler in the world right now. It is difficult to come and get such balls first. Anyone you put out there, more often than not, they will get out on the very first ball. Karthik said, we need to make some cuts for such batsmen, who get quality left-handed batsmen out.


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