Australian batsman Ashton Turner is going through one of the worst patches in T20 cricket. He has made a dubious record of scoring 5 consecutive ducks in T20 cricket. He created the record after recording his third golden duck in the IPL against Delhi Capitals on 22 April 2019.
Four of his five consecutive ducks have been golden ducks. Turner first got out on the first ball in a Big Bash League game. Later, when Australia toured India, he got out for a five-ball duck.
So far, Turner has played three IPL games and got out on the first ball in each game. A series of ducks reminds Indian cricket fans of someone nicknamed ‘Bombay Duck’.
Former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar, who could bat quite a bit, scored 5 consecutive ducks in a Test series against Australia in 1999-2000. Because of this feat, the nickname of ‘Bombay Duck’ was inferred upon him.
However, Agarkar scored a Test century in Lord’s in 2002 burying the haunting memories of the five ducks.
Indian comedian Vikram Sathaye took to Twitter to interview Agarkar and seek his advice to Turner in his horrid time.
Agarkar said, “Ideally, you shouldn’t go through it. I have gone through it in one series, so he (Turner) has got a mile to catch up with me still. Look at the end of the day if he ends up getting a Test hundred, (Sathaye interrupts and adds, “that too at Lord’s”) all will be forgiven. Hopefully, things will balance out then.”
Here is the video: