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India vs England: Fans hit out at Dom Sibley after duck in third Test against India

‘Dom Sibley couldn’t hit a flying barn door if his life depended on it!’: England batsman feels the heat as fans criticise opener after getting out for a duck in third Test against India

  • England lost their first wicket of the day after Dom Sibley went for a duck 
  • Opener felt for the ball outside off stump and edged behind to second slip
  • It was blow for Sibley and he was widely criticised online for the dismissal  
  • One post read: ‘He couldn’t hit a flying barn door if his life depended on it’

England opener Dom Sibley has been slammed on social media after his dismissal for a duck against India. 

It was a rough start to the third Test for England and Sibley felt for one outside off stump, edging Ishant Sharma behind to second slip. 

In just the third over of the day, Sharma, who is playing his 100th Test, reduced the tourists to 2-1 and gave India an early breakthrough. 

Dom Sibley went for a duck after edging it behind and had to trudge back to the dressing room

Dom Sibley went for a duck after edging it behind and had to trudge back to the dressing room

Sibley’s wicket prompted plenty online to criticise him. One user wrote: ‘Sibley couldn’t hit a flying barn door if his life depended on it.’

Another added: ‘Sibley moving his feet and wafting his bat around as if he’s never played cricket before.’

And a third posited that the England selectors need a rethink, adding: ‘England’s openers aren’t of international standard – Burns, Sibley, Crawley, simply not good enough – major rethink needed ahead of future series.’

Sibley, 25, has been in a patchy spell of form recently. In the Sri Lanka series, he scored four, two, zero and 56*. 

So far in India his scores have been 87, 16, 16, three and now the duck. 

England went on to suffer another early blow as Jonny Bairstow, coming in at No 3, also went for nought. 

India managed to get off to a flyer by taking the wickets of both Sibley and Jonny Bairstow

India managed to get off to a flyer by taking the wickets of both Sibley and Jonny Bairstow

India managed to get off to a flyer by taking the wickets of both Sibley and Jonny Bairstow

He was trapped in front by Axar Patel, putting Joe Root’s side up against it but the captain and Crawley helped the team rally.

Crawley went on to hit a 68-ball 50 to move England on but then Root was given out lbw to put the visitors up against it at 74-3. 

The series is currently level at 1-1 and this third Test in Ahmedabad will be decisive with just one more Test to come. 


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