Opener Abhinav Mukund wasted a golden opportunity to make an impression on the selectors after he was dismissed cheaply on Day 1 of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. The Tamil Nadu batsman edged behind off Nuwan Pradeep in the 8th over of India's first innings. The left-hander, who replaced KL Rahul in the playing eleven, managed to score just 11 runs on a featherbed pitch. Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara registered fine tons against a listless Sri Lankan attack to give India the upper hand in the Test.
Needless to say Mukund will be disappointed with his show on the opening day especially because there is a big possibility of India batting only once in this Test. Fans, however, did not spare the 27-year-old, reminding him that this wasn't the first time he had failed to grab an opportunity to make serious impact on the international stage.
- Input: IANS