Nottingham: Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma spearheaded India as they crushed England by eight wickets in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Sharma hit a wonderful 137 not out after Yadav did the damage with the ball with six wickets, helping India win with 10 overs to spare. Jos Buttler top-scored for England - which has the chance to level the series at Lord's on Saturday - with 53 but they failed to deal with Yadav's spin before toiling in the field.
Yadav claimed 6-25 from 10 overs - including 38 dot balls - as England was outclassed and dismissed for 268 having lost the toss and put into bat. However, midway during the first innings, an interesting incident took place centred around Yuzvendra Chahal.
The wiry leg-spinner was hurt while fielding, with Hardik Pandya’s quick throw striking him on the right knee. Chahal dropped to the ground and tumbled, before holding his leg with a smile.
It was an incident similar to that of Brazil footballer Neymar who received a lot of flak for his theatrics at the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018. Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell and Twitterati could not hold back and pulled the legs of the Haryana bowler.
#ENGvIND— Birthday Girl 🎂 (@The_Priyanka__) July 12, 2018
Chahal Rolling like Neymar 😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭😂😭
I thought Chahal was doing the Neymar challenge!— Debodipta Paul (@debodipta_paul) July 12, 2018
Brilliant! Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal just got hit on the knee and rolled around on the Trent Bridge turf as if he'd been felled by a sniper - or, in fact, was Neymar! Top class piss-taking! @SkyCricket #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/1rk7BGoreJ— Jon Teckman #FBPE (@Jontwothreefour) July 12, 2018
— Fabian (@Fabianhdw1) July 12, 2018
Chahal rolled on the ground twice, remembered those Neymar Memes, gets up on his knees immediately. #ENGvIND— Sanjiv Raman (@imsanjivraman) July 12, 2018