Various kinds of reactions are pouring in from the cricket fans all over the globe as India survived a major Ireland scare as they won by four runs. Former cricketers are also reacting after the recent India Vs Ireland match in the second T20I. Here is all the juicy news you should know about the test series.
Cricketers And Cricket Fans Are Reacting To The Recent Ireland Vs India Test Series
The list of reactions is endless from the cricket fans after India was very close to losing the match to Ireland even after scoring good runs. The match was won in the second T20I by India by just four runs to take the series.
When India posted 225/7 batting first, they gave Ireland a hard time chasing down the runs. However, despite all odds, Ireland did it, and that upset many Indian fans. Plus, things got hot until the final over. In the end, the Indian team won by the barest margins.
But what made things more ridiculous is that Ireland was very close to winning. If they had won, it could have been one of their special victories in international cricket. A handsome knock of 77 from Sanju Samson as well as Deepak Hooda’s 104 had set up a bar that the opposite team would not cross.
Unfortunately, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav had a big fall as there were three first-ball ducks in the innings. When Ireland went for the batting, they went straight after the Indian bowling. Captain Andrew Balbirnie made a half-century and Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Harry Tector, and Geroge Dockrell played a big part as well. In the end, Ireland finished the match wonderfully on 221/5 where Indian pacer Umran Malik defended 12 off the last four balls.
Ajit Agarkar Open Up About Ireland Team Nearly Beating Indian Team In Runs
Former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar said on the Extra Innings show after the match: “After that partnership between Hooda and Samson, Ireland picked 6 wickets in the last four overs. They pulled back momentum with the ball and then this sublime batting. It was a good pitch; the stadium was not big enough. But this is a good Indian team, and to perform like this against them will give Ireland a lot of confidence. Brilliant show,”
Agarkar also said that Ireland’s performance is a sign of bigger things to come from their cricket team. Mohammad Kaif agreed to Agarkar’s thoughts and said, “If after scoring 225, you are winning by just 4 runs, it means credit should be given to the chasing team.
They may not be among ICC’s top teams and play fewer matches but they stretched it till the last game. They batted well in the previous game too. It was because of their bowling that they lost the match. The team is good no doubt.”
Even the former Indian all-rounder, Ajay Jadeja said that India was lucky to get away with a win and it was close. “Scoring the number of runs that you did, the opposition that you were playing against. And to let them come this close, you really got away today. When you are playing a side like Ireland, you should have scored more. Did not think Ireland was going to get this close to the total,” He continued.
We hope the Indian cricket team buckles up and gets ready for the tough test days to come. Because if they score good runs and the opposite team chases it brilliantly, that team might win or nearly win the game.
And all the efforts of the Indian team to win the test series will go in vain. We will keep you posted with more cricket news.