“I hope no one ever breaks this record from India” – Twitter reacts as Arshdeep Singh becomes the first Indian bowler to bowl hat-trick of no balls in the same over

India’s youngster Arshdeep Singh who is turning out to be an emerging pace bowling product had a bad day at the office in the ongoing second T20I against the Sri Lankan cricket team at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

Earlier, Team India’s T20I skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bowl first. Hardik Pandya who started the proceeding with the ball ensured to keep Sri Lanka’s opening pair Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis in check.

The skipper conceded only two runs in the first over of the game. However, after that, Sri Lanka got off to a rollicking start in the form of Nissanka and Mendis as the duo scored runs at the rate of knots.

Arshdeep Singh bowls 3 consecutive no-balls in the second T20I

The skipper brought Arshdeep Singh into the attack in the second over but the left-arm paceman overstepped not once but thrice in his over. It is surely his worst-ever bowling spell in the shortest format.

Overstepping the crease is something which bowlers tend to practice in the nets and when the foot is not behind the crease, the on-field umpire adjudges it as a “no-ball”, which rewards “free-hit” to the opposition.

After completing five deliveries in his first over, Arshdeep Singh struggled to complete his over as he bowled a no-ball, as no run was taken on that delivery. However, on the free hit, the bowler was smacked for a boundary.

Shockingly, Arshdeep Singh bowled yet another no-ball, gifting another free hit to the opposition. Kusal Mendis who smashed a boundary on the previous delivery ended up smacking a spectacular six over a fine leg.

Arshdeep Singh who was under immense pressure went on to switch to round the wicket and completed his over. Overall, the left-arm paceman conceded as many as 19 runs in his over.

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