DELHI PITCH FIASCO | Virender Sehwag(Viru)-Indian Cricketer

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


After a two match ban Dhoni returned to the Indian side and took over the captaincy from Veeru.Feroz Shah Kotla stadium had full attendance as it had five Delhi Daredevils players Virender Sehwag , Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik , Ashish Nehra and the Sri Lankan Tilakaratne Dilshan.

Zaheer Khan started off the match by taking Tharanga's wicket in the first ball.The pitch was assisting the fast bowlers as well as spinners.The pitch had uneven bounce with one ball bouncing over the head level and another keeping low for similar lengths of the balls bowled.Debutant Sudeep Tyagi was hitting the the deck hardly and Dilshan was struck on his body twice.Harbhajan too had good bounce on the wicket.Dhoni and Dilshan was surprised with the way the ball took off when Bhaji bowled.

Dilshan came down when he got struck on the elbow by a ball from Nehra in the 24th over.It seemed to be a nasty blow.Then the match was abandoned as the pitch was declared unsafe for the players to continue play further. It was a shame for Indian cricket that such an incident took place that too in Delhi.

Indians won the series 3-1.

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