New Delhi: Team India suffered a crushing defeat by an innings and 76 runs in the third Test of the 5-match series played against England at Headingley ground in Leeds. After this match, Sunil Gavaskar gave an advice to Team India before the next match, but Team India captain Virat Kohli is not ready to listen to him.
Gavaskar gave this advice
Former Indian team captain Sunil Gavaskar said after India’s crushing defeat in the third Test against England that India will have to think of getting an extra batsman in the fourth Test. Gavaskar said, ‘I think they have to think whether they will go with this line-up or change the team. He has to think whether he is okay with five bowlers or if he has to replace the bowler with an extra batsman. The former India batsman pointed to the crucial No. 6 batting position where Rishabh Pant has batted and failed in the series. He said that India can play an extra batsman at number 6 and send Pant down the order.
On the other hand, Indian captain Virat Kohli has turned down suggestions to play one extra batsman and one bowler less in the fourth Test at The Oval after the Indian batting collapsed in the third Test at Headingley. Talking to the media after the match, Kohli said, ‘I don’t believe in that balance (picking an extra batsman). I never believed in that balance. Either you can try and save (yourself) from defeat or you can try and win the game and we have drawn matches in the past with the same number of batsmen.
India lost the match
The Indian team has lost the third test match of the series against England. In the second innings, India scored only 278 runs for the loss of 10 wickets. England won this match by an innings and 76 runs. Being all out on a small score in the first innings of this match, the Indian team was overwhelmed throughout the match. With this, the series is now tied at 1-1.
poor performance of batsmen
On the third day of the third Test, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli showed great intelligence and got rid of the sweat of the British. But as soon as the fourth day’s play started, Team India lost its 8 wickets in the first session. Pujara, Kohli, Rahane and Pant were all flops on the fourth day. After this, India lost its 7th wicket in the form of Mohammed Shami. Then Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Siraj also got out and returned. India were all out in the second innings after scoring just 278 runs.