If you want to know and demonstrate how to lose a Test cricket in 3 days, ask the Indian Cricket Team, they just finished a demo in ahemadabad and they are heading to Kanpur for the next.
Ideally we should not blame the Indian cricket team for the fiasco, but we should give the credit to the Proteas, because they outplayed us in all the departments.
Few questions which lingered through my mind
1.Although we have produced good pacers and speedsters in the recent past, our strength have always been spin and why do you make a pitch which assists seam bowling and with a little grass cover on the first day of the test. Why don’t we make pitches like Feroze Shah Kotla?
Cut the crap of making pacy wickets and making fast bowlers out of it. Australia never made spinning pitches even when they had Shane Warne. South Africa never makes spinning pitches to practice. They have separate turfs and practice places to tackle spin bowling.( Hats of to them, they really played spin well, i didn’t expect AB de Villiers to score a double hundred). Can you find a seaming pitch in Sri Lanka even when they have a good seamer like Chamind Vaas. The Kandy pitch will turn from the second day and Murali will be magical. Simple universal axiom – “Play to your strengths”.
2.How do Indian batsmen think that every pitch in India will be a Chepauk. The rash shots they played on the first day were unbearable. I can accept Dravid was gone for a beauty but not others. Do we have a team, which can’t stand for a session…thats terrible? Sachin would have made the difference but what happens when he retires?
3.The seamers, why they don’t stick to the basics and bowl line and length in the sub continent rather than trying too much like they do in Australia and South Africa. How many times you will expect Kumble and Bhajji to contain, to take wickets and to terrify the batsmen.
4.And for the last thing, the useless media talking about this again and again in the TV. I hate this Times Now, because they either have cricket or page 3 as their headlines even if a bomb is thrown at them. The young Vs old brigade… look at the picture below, the future of Indian Cricket