New Delhi: Says cricket is a game of uncertainty. It cannot be said when someone’s game can turn around. Something similar is going on with Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis these days. Yes, Kusal has got such an embarrassing record, which he will not forget even if he wants to. The days of Kusal Mendis are not going well and he has returned to the pavilion for four consecutive times.
Kusal Mendis, one of Sri Lanka’s legendary batsmen, was dismissed without opening an account in the first innings of the first Test against England. This is the fourth time in a row that Kusal Mendis returned to the pavilion without opening an account in the innings of the Test match. Kusal Mendis is trending on Twitter. Fans are associating this record with Audi’s symbol. Four zeros appear in the Audi logo.
— Dan Whiting (@TheMiddleStump) January 14, 2021
Kusal Mendis landed at number three in the Gaul Test match against England. After Lahiru Thirimanne was dismissed for 16, he came for batting but caught the second ball and returned to the pavilion. He put his bat on the ball going out of the off stump and the ball went into the hands of wicketkeeper Jose Butler with the edge of his bat.
— Praveen (@iamPra98) January 14, 2021
The special thing is that his name has been included in the batsmen who have been dismissed for zero in four consecutive times in Test cricket. Kusal Mendis has now come under the category of players like Pankaj Roy, Mohinder Amarnath and Mark Waugh. These batsmen were also dismissed for four consecutive times in their Test career.
This list includes Danny Morrison’s name at the top. Those who were batting in the top 6 were bowled out 5 times in a row. Apart from Danny Morrison, the list also includes players like Bob Holland, Ajit Agarkar and Mohammad Asif. However, these players went for batting after the fifth position.