Hardik Pandya could not hide his frustration as Arshdeep Singh sets a unique record | INDvsSL

Xtra Time Web Desk: The reaction from Indian captain Hardik Pandya said it all when Dasun Shanaka survived after giving a catch to Suryakumar Yadav off Arshdeep Singh as it was called a no ball for overstepping. It was the fifth no ball in the match for the left arm pacer, clearly leaving the Indian captain frustrated as he hid his face.

Returning to the side after missing the opener, Arshdeep looked rusty and bowled as many as five no balls in his two overs, giving away 37 runs. Hardik stood behind Arshdeep but at the same time reminded him it’s a crime to bowl a no ball in any format. Hardik feels the young pacer needs to go back and rectify his basic errors as India slumped to a 16-run loss in the second T20I as Sri Lanka levelled the three-match series 1-1.

“You can have a good day, you can have a bad day, but you shouldn’t be moving away from the basics. For Arshdeep, in this situation, it is very difficult. In past as well he’s bowled no-balls,” Pandya said at the post-match presentation.

Arshdeep bowled five no balls in the match, including a hat-trick of no balls. He set a unique record for being the first Indian bowler to be called consecutive three times in an over for over-stepping.