The cricket world reacted with shock and astonishment to the Indian team’s nightmare which they saw here on Saturday at their lowest test score of 36 runs. The strong batting line-up of the Indian collapsed in front of the fast bowling duo of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, which helped Australia win by eight wickets in two and a half days in the opening day-night Test.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag tweeted, referring to the score of the Indian batsmen in the second innings, ‘Forgetting OTP is 49204084041’. No batsman could reach double digits. Sehwag’s idol Sachin Tendulkar also admitted that Australia has troubled the Indian team.
Tendulkar wrote, “The way India batted and bowled in the first innings, they were in good condition but Australia made a really great comeback this morning.” He wrote, ‘This is the beauty of Test cricket. It is not finished until it is completely finished. India were stunned in the second innings. Congratulations to Australia.
India’s previous minimum test score was 42 against Lord’s in 1974 against England. Great batsman Sunil Gavaskar feels that the Australian fast bowler was brilliant. Gavaskar told ‘Channel Seven’, ‘It will not be fair to blame the Indian batsmen for the way they got out because the Australian bowlers bowled brilliantly.’
Indian team kneels in Adelaide Test on third day, embarrassing defeat
Referring to the defensive shortcomings of the current batsmen, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said, ‘There is no doubt that the score of 36 runs will be seen as a separate innings and should be seen but whenever the movement of the ball happens then the last In the three Tests (two Tests in New Zealand), India scored – 165, 191, 242, 124, 244, 36 -. He said, ‘It is clear that India needs to improve its defensive skills. It is easier to say than to do in today’s environment. ‘
The Indian team’s previous record of lowest score was 42 runs, which was made by the Indian team against England on 24 June 1974 at Lord’s. The Indian team was reduced to 42 runs 46 years ago and Madan Lal, who was a part of that match, said, ‘I don’t remember anything about that match. We played very poorly and what is the use of remembering sad things. ‘ Australia great spinner Shane Warne said, ‘Wow. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood bowled so well in Adelaide here. Wonderful.’ He said, ‘Sympathy to the Indian batsmen as they would not have expected it, there was a day in which the batsmen touched the bat on every ball and did not even play it and missed everyone. Unbelievable. ‘
David Warner, who did not play in the opening match of the series due to a groin injury, was happy with the result which led his team to a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. He wrote, ‘Today the players registered incredible victories, what a great effort by the bowlers today. Unbelievable day for cricket. ‘ Former England captain Michael Vaughan commented, ‘Did you say … India will be routed in the Test series?’
Former Indian fast bowler RP Singh said, ‘Today was a bad day, no doubt but remember this is a four match series. We have made a comeback earlier and this team can also do so. Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha wrote, “The match was in good condition and we were in it but a bad season went against us.”