Khaleel Ahmed failed to hold the fort for Team India in absence of premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami as he conceded aplenty of runs in the first and second Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Bangladesh. Khaleel Ahmed was mercilessly trolled on Twitter and was criticised for conceding seven consecutive boundaries against a ninth-ranked Bangladesh side. After conceding four boundaries in the Delhi T20I, Khaleel Ahmed started from where he left, as he went on to be hit for three more in the Rajkot clash.
Fans were unhappy with his effort and made a mockery of the fast bowler for his poor shows.
Khaleel Ahmed spearheaded India’s pace attack in the first-two T20Is. He returned figures of 1/37 in Delhi and gave away 44 runs in the second match in Rajkot.
It remains interesting to see if Rohit Sharma considers him for the third and final T20I after his consecutive poor shows with the ball. Shardul Thakur in the other fast bowling option in India’s T20I squad for the ongoing Bangladesh series.
India beat Bangladesh comprehensively by eight wickets in the second T20I with Rohit Sharma playing a blitzkrieg knock of 85 runs from 43 deliveries.
The T20I series is currently level at 1-1 with the final match slated to take place on Sunday in Nagpur