The ongoing test match between England and Sri Lanka in Galle saw batsman Kusal Mendis fired by Stuart Broad for a duck.
Unfortunately, this is the right-handed batter’s fourth consecutive zero. This comes after the Sri Lanka series in South Africa where Mendis scored just 12 points in four innings.
Most consecutive ducks in the tests hitting at the first 6 positions:
5 Danny Morrison
4 Pankaj Roy
4 Mohinder Amarnath
4 Marc Waugh
4 Kusal Mendis
As for the ongoing first test, Sri Lanka won the draw and chose to beat. Dinesh Chandimal led the camp in the absence of Dimuth Karunaratne.
However, as soon as Kusal Mendis stepped out, netizens were quick to point out his poor form with the bat. While some said he had all the talent to perform at the highest level, others wanted him out of the squad.
Kusal Mendis came out with the fourth Test duck in a row. MS Dhoni’s Kadaknath chicken business is in danger.
– Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 14, 2021
A fourth consecutive duck for Kusal Mendis in Test cricket! pic.twitter.com/28YcfMJ1sH
– Sudhanshu Ranjan Singh (@memegineers_) January 14, 2021
– Parody of Daniel Alexander (@ Daniel86criket) January 14, 2021
Kusal Mendis – in a row pic.twitter.com/6CdsKJxR3U
– Supun Tharaka (@ Supun_Tharaka_1) January 14, 2021
Four consecutive ducks by Kusal Mendis during the last 4 test heats. https://t.co/ptKKH0SMiw pic.twitter.com/PyYmJzSrDL
– Praveen (@ iamPra98) January 14, 2021
4 ducks in a row for Kusal Mendis.
Meanwhile, the Kusal Mendis refrigerator: pic.twitter.com/xLl17DsOXz
– Jayesh (@ jayeshvk16) January 14, 2021
Kusal Mendis appointed brand ambassador @Audi.
If he continues this consistency in the second round, he will be offered the position of brand ambassador of @Olympic Games.
– Mohammed Arshaad (@ Arshaad97) January 14, 2021
Previously, former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene, while speaking to England’s Nasser Hussain in an interview with Daily Mail, had chosen Kusal Mendis as the player to watch during the series.
“Kusal Mendis is a talent and has scored seven hundredths in his short Test career. He knows how to get big,” he said.
The Sri Lanka team: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakanthwanantha Kara, Suranga Lakanthwanantha Perakera, Surakanthwanantha, Perakumiruara, Perakumiruara, Lahwanuara, Surakanthwanantha, Perakuwana, Perakhawanara, Lahiru Thirimanne, , Suranga Lakumantha Kara, Lahushirish Kouma Shanaka, Asitha Fernando, Roshen Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Ramesh Mendis.