New Delhi: Australia has dominated India in the World Test Championship at The Ovals in London. After three days, the Australian team posted a big score of 469 runs in the first innings and dismissed India for 296 runs. On the third day, the Baggy Green finished at 123 runs for 4. Star Indian batter Ajinkya Rahane’s 89 runs off 122 deliveries helped India bounce back in WTC final but. despite of that Australia is still leading 296 runs
Former Pakistani Cricketer Basit Ali slammed the Indian team and their selection of playing XI. According to him, Men in blue lost the the game at the toss itself when they decided to field first. He also questioned fitness of players.
“India lost the match the moment they chose to bowl worrying about the first two hours. And the kind of bowling that was on display was just like IPL. By lunch, the Indian bowlers appeared so happy as if they’d won the match. All India can do now is hope to get them out cheaply and hope for a miracle in the fourth innings. During the 120 overs that India fielded, I could see only 2-3 players being fit – Rahane, Kohli and Jadeja. The rest looked tired,” the former batter said on his YouTube channel.
Ali Slamed Dravid Said He Is Absolutely Zero
Ali also criticised Indian coach Rahul Dravid, who became the head coach in November 2021, and claimed that he is a class player but is absolutely zero as a coach. He further questioned India’s team management.
“I am a huge Rahul Dravid fan, have always been and will remain. He is a class player, a legend. But as a coach, he is absolutely zero. You prepared turning pitches on India. Just answer me this. When India travelled to Australia, were there similar wickets? They had bouncy pitches, right? God knows what he was thinking. Jab upar wala akal baant raha tha toh pata nahi kaha pahaado ke peeche chhupe huye thhe (God knows where he was when god was distributing brains),” said Ali.