Legendary Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag was not at all impressed with India’s batting performance in the third and last T20I series on Thursday. A depleted Indian team suffered a horrendous batting collapse as they scored their third-lowest T20I total in the game last night.
Despite winning the 1st of the 3-match T20I series comfortably, India was beaten comprehensively in the third game. However, one can’t blame team India much as they just didn’t have enough batting options.
The youngsters were given a chance to rise to the occasion, however, none of them could leave any sort of impact as India was restricted to a lowly total of 81/8 batting first, which was their third-lowest T20I total of all time.
Recently, in an interview, Virender Sehwag talked about team India’s performance in the series and the collapse in the third match. Sehwag claimed that though the wicket was new but he thought team India would make it at least 130-135, however, team India managed to make only 80 runs. He said:
“I would say it wasn’t India’s day, and often in a series, there comes one match – either the hosts or the visiting teams – that there is a collapse. So perhaps we couldn’t assume that it was going to be such a day for India. I thought it’s a new wicket but still India would make at least 130-135, but I didn’t think that they would get 80-odd,”
He also took a hilarious dig at Indian cricketers as well for preventing their lowest total. He said:
“The only positive was that they prevented their lowest total. But I couldn’t see any extraordinary bowling either. Three players got out LBW to spinners, which we rarely get to see. And if three of your five batsmen get out leg before, then it creates difficulty. I thought if Nitish Rana could be the batsman who could score a fifty, then India could have gotten to a respectable total but even he lost his opportunity,”