Pictures showing England head coach McCullum preparing to guide Shreyas Iyer from the balcony go viral
During England vs India, Brendon McCullum, the head coach of England, was captured on camera arranging the dismissal from the balcony. So he could be seen telling the England players to throw short pitches at Iyer.
So At the end of the fourth day of action at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England took the lead and is now in a position to win an extraordinary Test match against India. After Alex Lees and Zak Crawley’s century opening stand gave the hosts a leg up in their pursuit of the 378-run milestone, in-form batters Jonny Bairstow and Jow Root added insult to injury by slamming uninterrupted half-centuries.
All of this was brought about by the English pacers, who in the second innings bowled India out for only 245.
After the first two innings, India had a commanding lead of 132 runs, but on the fourth day, Indian batters put in very little effort and were bowled out by short pitches.
The most disappointing of them all was Shreyas Iyer, who was caught at square leg while attempting to draw a short delivery.
Shreyas made a sloppy move because he knew England would swarm him with short passes but he still walked right into the trap.
The expulsion was planned from the balcony when England’s head coach, Brendon McCullum, gave the team instructions to throw short pitches at Iyer.
Here are some of the fan comments.
Brendon McCullum straightaway told England to go for the short ball tactic against Shreyas Iyer. pic.twitter.com/rMGluifmMM
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 4, 2022
When Brendon McCullum was coach of KKR Shreyas Iyer was the captain. Obviously the coach must have studied his strengths and weaknesses and planned the attack. Now that Iyer’s shortcoming against short stuff has been exposed, it’s for him to find solution.
— Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) July 4, 2022
Ex KKR Coach Brendon McCullum instantly asked his pacers to go for the short ball trap against Shreyas Iyer. pic.twitter.com/F525R7u02Q
— Utkarsh / Cricket is love ❤ (@cricketfan__) July 4, 2022
Brendon McCullum gave signal to bowl Short Balls when Shreyas Iyer came to bat.
Iyer to Ex KKR Coach : pic.twitter.com/MIJoGwxZJb
— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) July 4, 2022
Not sure but did Joe Root point at Brendon McCullum after Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal? It looked like a plan. #INDvsENG
— Aakash Sivasubramaniam (@aakashs26) July 1, 2022
Brendon McCullum sends short-ball signal to English bowlers, masterfully plans Shreyas Iyer’s wicket https://t.co/FeC4I0PtQn
— Md Nazmul Hossain (@nazmulmarketer1) July 4, 2022