Adelaide Test: Gundappa Viswanath blames Virat Kohli and Co’s footwork for Saturday surprise!
A dissatisfied India captain Virat Kohli during the Adelaide Test
Previous India captain Gundappa Viswanath has actually associated India’s Saturday surprise versus Australia to poor footwork adopted by the Virat Kohli-led side’s batsmen.
” Cheteshwar Pujara [caught Tim Paine b Pat Cummins 0] went out to an unplayable delivery, however the rest did not utilize their feet. They were captured in 2 minds before playing their strokes and displayed a total lack of self-confidence,” remarked Viswanath from Bangalore.
Opener Prithvi Shaw is bowled in the first innings. Pics/Getty Images
The previous chairman of selectors likewise felt Prithvi Shaw must not have actually been part of the playing XI. “Shaw shouldn’t have been selected. He is not ready to face the type of speed created by the Australian pacers and he appears ill-equipped to play the moving ball,” stated Viswanath, 71.
The Australians dismissed India for 36, their most affordable Test score, lower than the 42 Ajit Wadekar’s group sustained at Lord’s in 1974.
Viswanath was part of that Indian group and was dismissed captured behind off England’s Geoff Arnold for just five. Seamers Arnold and Chris Old claimed 4 and five wickets respectively.
” We have to accept that we dealt with a substantial problem facing the moving ball. People pointed fingers at the ordeal however we scored 302 in the same Test at Lord’s in the first innings. This is life. “I make sure Team India will recover however for the time being, they have to sustain this tough duration,” Viswanath signed off.
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