MS Dhoni’s Team India doesn’t seem to have any shame nor has it learnt anything from its mistakes.
On Sunday, India crumbled for a second successive innings defeat. It was the third worst defeat for India in its cricketing history as it got bundled out in a mere 29.2 overs, 143 minutes for 94! England won the 5th Investec Test at The Kia Oval as a result by an innings and 244 runs. The hosts captured the 5-match Investec Test Series 3-1 with only Lord’s being the aberration to lift the Pataudi Trophy 2014.
Team India should hold their heads in shame or rather just don’t hold it! Because losing within three days is not funny as England inflicted yet another defeat on India.
It was England’s second victory inside three days in as many matches after they thrashed India by an innings and 54 runs to win the fourth Test at Old Trafford.Team India’s capitulation was done and dusted when the visitors collapsed on 94 all out, an even worse effort than their meagre first innings 148.
Sorry to say but this could be the last Test for Gambhir on overseas shores as the Delhi opener failed to impress.
The Indian team started their downfall well and early as opener.India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had played a lone hand in making 82 in the tourists’ first innings. But in the second innings, he fell for a five-ball duck.
Joe Root was named man-of-the-match for his brilliant century while James Anderson walked away with the man of the series award. India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar was awarded the India’s man-of-the-series award, nominated by England coach, Peter Moores.
“We’ve lost a lot of confidence over the five-Test series, it is disappointing, there will be many experiences which the youngsters will learn – not too many have played Tests away from home and hopefully they can take that it into the future. Right from the start, our batsmen never really performed, the lower order helped out…” were the words of MS Dhoni at the post-match presentation.
Dhoni is now blaming inexperience for the defeat, little does he remember it’s his so called youngistan politics which compelled experienced Ganguli and VVS Laxman to put down their papers.
This abject surrender and a gutless fight shown by the Indian Test team shows that this team is NOT destined to win on away tours! Especially when WorldCup is just 6months away. Team India, firstly, needs a recheck and it must begin from that corrupted BCCI!
We lost the series or better we say MSD team gifted the series to England which costed our ICC test ranking, England jumps to 3rd spot and we at 5th.