The India team lacked discipline, did not even compete: former players
NEW DELHI: former Indian cricketers, included Bishan Singh Bedi , VVS Laxman & Sanjay Manjrekar He questioned the tactics of the team led by Virat Kohli on Monday after he humiliated 0-2 in the test series in New Zealand.
India lost the second test by seven wickets in three days in Christchurch after going down 10 wickets in the first game in Wellington.
How do you explain the complete domain of kiwi over test equipment number 1? I am struggling to press the right button. Could someone help me without being abusive or cruelly cruel to anyone? Bedi tweeted.
"Meanwhile, let's praise NZ for cool & calculated commitment & staying calm/humble," he added.
How do you explain the complete Kiwi mastery of the No1 test equipment ...? I'm struggling to press the right button ... could ... https://t.co/ZeotrClyEn - Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) 1583119454000
Laxman felt that India was not disciplined enough in the series.
"Many congratulations to the @BLACKCAPS on beating India & winning the Test series comprehensively. India couldn't show the discipline required to stick it out & will be deeply disappointed," Laxman tweeted.
Many congratulations to the @BLACKCAPS on beating India & winning the Test series comprehensively. India couldn't… https://t.co/7euc9W20q4 - VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 1583121222000
Former India Opener Aakash Chopra said Kohli's team did not even compete in the series, unlike the tours of England & South Africa in 2018.
"India under Kohli competed in most Tests overseas....but this series was different. India only participated. Batting & the inability to dismiss NZ's lower-order let India down," said Chopra.
India under Kohli competed in most of the tests abroad ... but this series was different. India only participated. Battin ... https://t.co/QYDpJMZXFQ - Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 1583123391000
Batting & the inability to dismiss the tail quickly hurt India the most. In a Q & A session on Twitter, former batsman Manjrekar had a word of advice for the national team.
Trying too hard to get the tail out? It is best to continue with the normal plans you have for the higher order. Tail Enders are now not so easy to discard with a gorilla followed by a New Yorker, he said.
Are you trying too hard to get your tail out? It is best to continue with the normal plans you have for the higher order. Tail Enders is now a ... https://t.co/WpxHseDhrl - Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 1583124454000
India played only one warm-up game before the Test series, but Manjrekar said the tours are not just plans.
"It's not just about planning. It's about making the best with what you have. Indian conditions throw up certain kind of players with certain instincts & styles. Go to NZ you have to reinvent yourself. So it will be a constant testing of players as to who can do that," he said.
It's not just about planning. It's about doing your best with what you have. Indian conditions throw certain relatives ... https://t.co/bmFt1SHwIJ - Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 1583123759000
Sobre los aprendizajes para India en la serie, Manjrekar agregó: Se necesitan más jugadores de swing que lanzan la pelota más que los jugadores de costura que golpean la cubierta en Nueva Zelanda & la búsqueda para encontrar bateadores que puedan hacer frente a las condiciones de swing debe continuar. Recuerde Ind 5/3 WC semifinales De nuevo condiciones de balanceo, misma oposición .
Aprendizajes para la India: se necesitan jugadores de swing que lanzan la pelota más que los jugadores de costura que golpean la cubierta en Nueva Zelanda & el ... https://t.co/rTmwGo9wG0 - Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) 1583118569000