Adelaide: The cricket world is shocked after Team India’s disappointing performance against Australia. Many veteran players have expressed their reactions to this defeat of the Indian team.
The strong batting line-up of the Indian team collapsed in front of the fast bowling duo of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, helping Australia to a resounding eight-wicket victory in the opening Test on the opening day.
No Indian batsman could reach double digits in the match. To which former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag tweeted referring to the score of Indian batsmen in the second innings, ‘OTP to forget is 49204084041’.
The OTP to forget this is 49204084041.#INDvsAUSTest
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2020
Former England captain Michael Vaughan commented, “Told you not … India will be crushed in the Test series”.
Told ya … India are going to get hammered in the Test Series … #AUSvIND # 4-0
– Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 19, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar also admitted that Australia has troubled the Indian team. Tendulkar wrote, ‘The way India batted and bowled in the first innings, they were in good condition but Australia made a really great comeback this morning’.
He wrote, ‘This is the beauty of Test cricket. It does not end until it is completely finished. India was stunned in the second innings. Congratulations to Australia ‘.
With the way India batted & bowled in the 1st innings, they were in the driver’s seat, but the Aussies came back really hard this morning.
That is the beauty of Test cricket.
It’s NEVER over till it’s over. India was outclassed in the 2nd half. Congratulations to Australia!
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 19, 2020
India’s previous minimum test score was 42 against England in 1974 against Lord’s.
Great batsman Sunil Gavaskar feels that the Australian fast bowler was brilliant. Gavaskar said, “It is not fair to blame the Indian batsmen for the manner in which they were bowled out because the Australian bowlers bowled beautifully”.
Referring to the deficiencies of the current batsmen, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said, “There is no doubt that the score of 36 runs will be seen as a separate innings and should be seen but whenever the ball is moved then the previous India’s score in three Tests (two Tests in New Zealand) – 165, 191, 242, 124, 244, 36 – has been ‘.
Great Australian spinner Shane Warne said, ‘Wow. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood bowled so well here in Adelaide, ‘Awesome’.
Wow !! What a bowling display that was from Pat Cummins & Josh Hazlewood here in Adelaide. Just outstanding. Have to feel for the Indian batsman as never seen that coming – it was one of those days where the batsman nicked everything & did not play and miss at all! Unbelievable …
– Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 19, 2020
He said, ‘Sympathy to the Indian batsmen as they would not have expected it, there was a day in which the batsmen touched the bat on every ball and did not even play it and missed everyone. beyond belief’.
Former Indian fast bowler RP Singh said, ‘Today was a bad day, no doubt but remember this is a four match series. We have made a comeback earlier and this team can also do so.
Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha wrote, ‘The match was in good condition and we were in it but a bad season went against us’.