India’s opening batsman Murali Vijay faced criticism on Twitter after being bowled out for a duck on Day 2 of the second Test match against England at Lord’s on August 10.
Vijay, who came to open the innings with KL Rahul after being asked to bat first by England skipper Joe Root, failed to read an outswinger by pacer James Anderson during the very first over.
Anderson’s delivery was a good length, angled in and turned away after pitching in.
Murali Vijay castled by James Anderson in the very first over of Lord's test. pic.twitter.com/tmYSW8NHII
— Axiom (@1stAxiom) August 10, 2018
Vijay wanted to play across the line towards the on-side and the ball missed his bat completely to hit at the top of off stump.
— ICC (@ICC) August 10, 2018
Following Vijay’s dismissal, Indian cricket fans took to Twitter to criticise him for his shot selection. Here are some of the reactions:
Hahahahahahaha don’t do this England plzzz give them a little bit chance so they could feel they are also playing cricket…___
— Noman Irfani (@irfani_noman) August 10, 2018
That was an awesome delivery ___
— Manali___ (@dharmadhikari27) August 10, 2018
Top class swinging delivery from Anderson. Would have got most openers out to be fair to Murali Vijay. Great start for #ENG
— Marc F (@billywigwam13) August 10, 2018
Think jimmy will get a 6fer today
— alan jones (@firefox3831) August 10, 2018
Hate Murali Vijay to the core
— Yash (@sarcasmwalaaa) August 10, 2018
shame to see murali vijay play across the line in the first over of the match #IndiaVsEngland . so much for a quality opener ?
— siddharth ubale (@_sidd) August 10, 2018
Now india should have to rethink about newcomers because these experienced batsman like murali vijay and shikhar dhawan are not able to play outside india murali vijay is same like shikhar dhawan we can’t trust our opening batsman that they will make runs again it come on kohli
— ketan baranwal (@ketanbaranwal1) August 10, 2018
Chalo acha hai ye test series me saare batsman ka talent expose ho jaega …..K L Rahul….Murali vijay
— Suraj Sharma (@Suraj_salwan) August 10, 2018
Earlier, England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field in the morning, after the opening day’s play on Thursday was completely washed out due to incessant rain.
Meanwhile, rain interrupted play in the seventh over of the day.
India lost the opening pair of Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (8) before rain once again played spoilsport.
India reached 11/2 with Cheteshwar Pujara (1 not out) and Virat Kohli (1 not out).
Brief Scores: India 11/2 (Lokesh Rahul 8, Cheteshwar Pujara 1 not out; James Anderson 2-6) vs England.