Twitter reacts to Umesh Yadav’s ‘Most expensive spell in history’

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India’s bowling has been below par throughout the ongoing Test series against Australia. But they reached a new low on the fourth day of the final Test in Sydney, where they allowed the hosts to race to a 348-run lead in just over a session. Australia scored 251 runs from just 40 overs and Umesh Yadav was the worst of the lot for the visitors, conceding 45 runs in just 3 overs. Those are the worst figures in Test history by anyone who has bowled 3 or more overs in an innings.

Soon after the end of the day’s play, Twitter exploded with funny (and at times, cruel) reactions to Yadav’s forgettable achievement. Following is the selection of the best of the lot.


1. Where did Umesh learn his bowling from?


2. Umesh is making new friends.


3. A criminal spell by Yadav


4. This spell will go a long way.


5. India’s new ‘death’ bowler


6. Ishant earns more praise.


7. Yadav should go back to school.


8. It just keeps getting better.


9. And crueler!


10. More questions over Umesh’s formative years


11. More praise for Ishant


12. Australia’s secret weapon


13. MSD is so foresighted!


14. These memories will haunt Yadav for a long time.


15. The true purpose of Umesh Yadav


16. He clearly missed the team meeting.