In a ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’ act, Shreyas Iyer helped India post a score of 124/7 in the first T20I against England at the Motera Stadium.

The Mumbai-born batsman registered his highest score in T20I cricket and ensured that India, who were made to bat first upon losing the toss, could post a respectable score on the board.

The Men in Blue were reduced to 20/3 within the first five overs, with captain Virat Kohli being bowled out for a duck. Twitter didn’t sit idle as they quickly slammed the 32-year-old for his second successive duck at the venue, following his duck in the fourth Test.

Coming into bat at the start of the 6th over, Iyer smacked eight boundaries and one six while stitching a partnership of 54 with Hardik Pandya.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to his innings 

Earlier, Rishabh Pant made a valuable contribution with the bat - 21 runs off 23 balls - and sent Twitter into a frenzy as he reverse-flicked a Jofra Archer delivery for a six.

Feature image courtesy: Jewel Samad