The Indian cricket team recently lost the second test match to the Aussies by a margin of 143 runs at Perth. Although, the bowlers gave a brilliant performance and made it tough for the Aussies batsmen but the batsmen couldn’t deliver their best. The series are now levelled at 1-1.
The former captain of the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly revealed a message that he wanted to send to Virat Kohli but couldn’t. According to him, that message could have helped the men in blue to win the match.
Sourav Ganguly, seemed really disappointed with the batsmen not being able to perform at Perth. Talking about the message, Sourav Ganguly said :
“I had thought of sending a text to Kohli but I haven’t done it yet. I wanted to tell him that you shouldn’t give so many wickets to spinners outside the subcontinent. There is no doubt that Nathan Lyon is a great spinner but so were Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Graeme Swann.”
He added :
“They have shown him too much respect by defending a lot of deliveries outside the off-stump. Instead, I feel they should attack him more and look to build towards at least a total in excess of 300-350,”
Sourav Ganguly also bashed at the batsmen excluding Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. Talking about the batsmen he said no one else applied themselves. He said :
“For all of India’s top order batsmen, this is not their first tour to Australia. They have been there before. Logically their game should improve over the years but from what we saw in Perth, it is difficult to say it has. Barring Kohli and (Cheteshwar) Pujara, none of them are making a lot of runs and this is not good for the team. If India have to win, they will have to do a lot more,”
He also went on to defend Umesh Yadav and also questioned the head coaches about the performance of batsmen :
“Head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Sanjay Bangar must answer for India’s repeated batting failures outside the sub-continent,”
Well, we really wish that the Indian cricket team makes a solid comeback in the third tests.
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