Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav – India’s chinaman magician creates records in Bay Oval win versus New Zealand

first_imgKuldeep Yadav took 4/39 and 4/45 in the first two ODIs.India on the cusp of winning a series in New Zealand after 10 years.Kuldeep has already taken five four-wicket hauls. highlights New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav has shown that he is a vital asset to Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team as they build momentum for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They have already made big strides, registering a bilateral ODI series win in Australia for the first time while in the series against New Zealand, they are on the cusp of a series win for the first time in 10 years. In the first two games, India has put in a clinical performance with both bat and ball. With the bat, Shikhar Dhawan has been the star. Among the bowlers, Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav have been sensational. The efforts of Kuldeep, though, are worth mentioning as his chinaman has flummoxed New Zealand in both Napier and Bay Oval ODIs.After picking up 4/39 in the Napier ODI, Kuldeep ended with figures of 4/45 in 10 overs as India won by 90 runs. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with wickets at vital times, it was the turn of Kuldeep to once again run through the lower-middle order. The left-armer trapped Tom Latham LBW for 28 with a flighted delivery. Henry Nicholls slogged a flighted delivery to be out caught for 34 while Colin de Grandhomme miscued the slog sweep to be caught at deep midwicket for 3 by Ambati Rayudu. Ish Sodhi was bowled round his legs first ball and he narrowly missed the hat-trick. Although he was carted around the park by Doug Bracewell, he still finished with superb bowling figures. Kuldeep’s two consecutive four wicket hauls made him the first spinner to take two consecutive four-wicket hauls in ODIs in New Zealand. This has also taken his tally of four-wicket hauls to five in just 37 ODIs, level with Harbhajan Singh who achieved it in 234 matches. Anil Kumble heads the list with 12 four-wicket hauls from 269 ODIs. Kuldeep is one of the three Indian bowlers to take a hat-trick in ODIs after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev, having achieved the feat against Australia in 2017 in Kolkata.The 90-run win was India’s biggest in terms of runs in ODIs in New Zealand, having won by 84 runs in the Hamilton ODI in 2009. A win on Monday at the same venue will give India a series win in New Zealand after 10 years.    For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Joe Burrow jokes about retiring because of his ‘tiny hands’

first_imgGO UP AND GET IT 🙌#NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/14oqz7Bu2G— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020There’s just no way he’ll be able to run an offense with baby hands like those.Joe Burrow has thrown 7 TD passes, tied for the most ever in a bowl game. … It’s halftime. #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/AZcs1lbHSD— ESPN (@espn) December 28, 2019And he won’t be able to avoid pressure when he’s constantly dropping the ball.It got called back, but this was an unreal first play from Joe Burrow 🤭 pic.twitter.com/jcBukmbilW— ESPN (@espn) January 14, 2020Oh wait, he’ll probably be just fine and be a longtime starting quarterback for many years. After all, size isn’t everything. Well, it was a great run, but it looks like Heisman-winner and No. 1-pick-to-be Joe Burrow might call it quits following the release of his hand measurements at the 2020 NFL Combine on Monday.Following the results and some criticism, Burrow joked about an early retirement. Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts.— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 24, 2020​MORE: ​No, Joe Burrow’s hand size won’t keep him away from Bengals in 2020 NFL DraftWe’ve got to “hand” it to him — Burrow really handled this devastating news as well as anyone possibly could.In all seriousness, Burrow’s hands may be tied for the smallest of any first-round quarterback since 2008, but it’s clear that he’s still one of the best quarterback prospects of the last decade.It really is a shame that Burrow’s hands are only 9 inches wide, he won’t be able to make throws like this.last_img read more