IND vs AUS 3rd T20: Ruturaj Gaikwad speaks in defense of Indian bowlers

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Indian opener batter Ruturaj Gaikwad speaks in defense of Indian Bowlers after IND vs AUs 3rd T20. Australia defeated India in the third T20I by five wickets.


After the IND vs AUs 3rd T20I, the worries over India’s death bowling were a concern. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad refuted the idea that the group is having difficulties in this area. After Australia defeated India in the third T20I in Guwahati on November 28, Gaikwad commented. After Australia won the toss and chose to bowl, Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, and skipper SKY helped India achieve an impressive score of 222/3. With 13 fours and seven maximums, Gaikwad hammered his maiden international century. Moreover, his innings were the highlight of the opening innings. In 32 balls, he reached his half-century, and in the next 20, he acquired his century.

Australia needed to score over fifty runs in the final three overs of their massive 223-run chase in the third IND vs AUS T20. Glenn Maxwell’s strong hitting sealed Australia’s victory with two boundaries off the two balls. Prashidh Krishna bowled the final over, needing 21 runs to win. Following the loss, India’s death bowling has come under criticism. Because of the absence of experienced players, the young pacers giving up runs in the last overs of the innings is a concern.

However, Ruturaj Gaikwad defended the team’s performance in the 3rd IND vs AUS T20 game. He added that the death bowling was rewarding in their successful 210-run chase in the opening game. While answering the inquiry during the press conference on how challenging it is to bowl with a wet ball, he said,

I don’t think death bowling is a concern. In these conditions, 12 runs an over, even 13-14 runs an over is gettable. In the first game, you saw how easily we managed to chase 210. The conditions are slightly tougher for them, so we have to accept that and move on” 

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