The Indian team, which defeated Australia within three days in the Nagpur and Delhi Tests, itself succumbed to the spinners in the Indore Test and lost within three days.
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The Indian cricket team, which won two consecutive Test matches without much trouble, was washed away by Australia in its own style in the Indore Test. On Friday, March 3, on the third day of the Test match, Australia returned to the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the match in a single session. Obviously, when the same situation happened to Team India, which destroyed other teams on its own land, it is bound to be criticized and Ravi Shastri, the former coach of Team India, has left no stone unturned in this.
Team India, which scored only 109 runs in the first innings of the Indore Test and 163 runs in the second, was defeated by Australia by 9 wickets at the Holkar Stadium. In this way, Team India had to face the first Test defeat at home after 2 years. Team India got caught in its own trap of spin bowling, where Indian batsmen looked troubled in front of Nathan Lyon and Matthew Kuhneman.
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‘Mistake to be taken lightly’
The way the Indian batting collapsed on its own circumstances, it brought Team India on everyone’s target. In particular, former coach Ravi Shastri lashed out at Team India for this performance and even said that India lost due to complacency. Shastri told Star Sports, see what a little bit of complacency and a little bit of overconfidence can do, in which you start taking things lightly, you are not careful and this match will bring you down.
Shastri further said, I think it (the defeat) was a combination of all these things. When you look at the first innings, just look at some of the shots he played, his eagerness to try to dominate in these conditions. To assess this, take a step or two back and see.
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‘Indian players playing to save place’
At the same time, disappointed by the poor performance of their team’s batsmen in the first two Tests, the former Australian veterans got a chance to lash out at the Indian batsmen this time. Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden launched a scathing attack and said, there was a change in the team as well. KL Rahul was dropped from the playing XI. Some things like this are a bit volatile, players were playing to defend their positions and those occasions can create a different mindset.