The all-rounder of the England Cricket Team has accused India for not playing within the spirit of the game, after their bowlers repeatedly pulled out of their delivery strides during the first T20 at Old Trafford. He was annoyed by the way Indian Bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar stopped in delivery stride in the final over of England’s innings, becoming involved in an argument at that time.
It came after left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav pulled out of his delivery stride for no clear reason at least twice in fours over when bowling to Jos Buttler."I'm guessing, but I think he (Bhuvneshwar) was looking to see what I was going to do," Willey said."They did that a few times. The spinners did it a couple of times. I'm not sure what the rules are on that.“I don't particularly like it. I don't think it is necessarily in the spirit of cricket.“It's not my job to comment on that too much on what they should or shouldn't be doing. Personally, I don't think I'd do that. I don't think it is great."
The Indian batsman KL Rahul, who scored a hundred in the first T20 suggested England’s non-strikers had been backing up too far."It will frustrate me as a batsman, it did I guess frustrate the English batsmen but the margin for error for bowlers in T20 cricket is very little so whatever tactics they can come up with and whatever they try to do to upset the batsmen is only fair," Rahul said.
"You know you can do it as a bowler, you can run a batsman out, he was taking few strides too many and it is a long boundary and if he gets that much start he can keep rotating the strike and keep getting two runs which will frustrate the bowler in return, so it's only fair."Frustrations aside, England team struggled against the spin of Kuldeep Yadav in the first T20 after the left-arm captured 5-24.
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