India pacer Shardul Thakur did not have a good day in the office as he conceded 44 runs in three overs on Friday against New Zealand during the first T20I at Auckland. After India won the toss, they put the hosts in first. Also Read - India Squad For Last Two Tests vs England Announced: Umesh Yadav to Replace Shardul Thakur Subject to Fitness Clearance
Thakur shared the new ball with Jasprit Bumrah. In his first over, he conceded 12 runs and in his second he gave away 18 runs. His expensive spell did not go down well with the fans who took to social media to vent out their frustration even going to the extent of asking BCCI to replace him with Navdeep Saini for the next T20I. Also Read - IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Wasim Jaffer Reveals His India XI For First Test in Chennai
Here is how fans reacted: Also Read - IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane Arrive in Chennai For India vs England 1st Test
Meanwhile, India beat hosts New Zealand by six wickets with an over to spare. Shreyas Iyer top-scored for India and carried his bat through with 58* off 29 balls. With the win, India takes a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series. This also happens to be the fourth time India has chased a target in excess of 200 in T20Is. This is India’s third-highest chase in T20Is.