Hang your heads in shame, says Engineer

Farokh Engineer (R) said Amit Mishra showed more resilience than any of the other top Indian batsmen Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 23, 2011

Former Indian wicket keeper Farokh Engineer has blasted India s performance in the recently concluded Test series in England. He said that the humiliating loss in the series should hurt Indian players, and they should be ashamed of not putting up a fight in the entire series.

Engineer was quoted in Mid Day as saying, “Mishra surely showed some of the better batsmen in the team how to bat. They should hang their heads in shame.”

Engineer also commented on the controversial dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar. He said it could have been a different story if Tendulkar was adjudged not out. “Sachin would have probably been given not out… who knows,” he said.

He added that it was a shame to lose in the last Test considering the similarity of the pitch conditions with that in India. “This was like an Indian wicket to bat on. Some of them just didn’t put up a fight. We are a proud nation. I was confident that we would save the game,” said Engineer.

Engineer was surprised at the sudden departures of Virender Sehwag and Ishant Sharma.

He said, “From where did all these injuries come from? I have played with broken fingers. Surely, you could have stayed on and played the one-day series,” he stressed.