Former Pakistan cricketers like Javed Miandad and Shoaib Akhtar expressed surprise at the decline of India’s batting in the first Test match against Australia in Adelaide. India were bowled out for 36 in their second innings. Australia won the match by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. Former Pakistan opener Mohsin Khan said, “I couldn’t believe it when I saw Australia batting again in the morning and they needed only 90 runs”.
He said, ‘I looked at the ways of getting out and to be honest there was nothing wrong in the pitch. I think the batsmen did not show passion and they got into a dual mindset of playing Australian fast bowlers. Former captain Rashid Latif said that the Pakistani team was also dismissed for 59 and 53 against Australia in Sharjah in a similar manner.
Indian team kneels in Adelaide Test on third day, embarrassing defeat
Latif said, ‘It happens when bowlers bowl at right field all the time and the ball takes the edge of the bat and goes straight to the fielders. I think this collapse happened because the Indian batsmen probably came to the crease with the mindset of dominating the bowlers. Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he could not believe what he saw.
He said, ‘It was definitely a nightmare for Kohli to see that his entire team was dismissed for only 36 runs. The attitude of the batsmen was not positive. He had a very good chance of winning by taking the lead in the first innings.
Legendary batsman Javed Miandad called it the worst day for Indian cricket. He said, ‘To be honest, it was very difficult to play some balls but I was surprised that no one struggled. This team is not fit to be dismissed for 36 runs.
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