Ravi Shastri fresh punch, IND vs AUS: Ravi Shastri said that the hosts lost their minds when they chose to take the 2nd ball, and Rohit Sharma reportedly struck out at him for saying that the Indian squad was overly confident. He said that given the age of fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami, this wasn’t the best course of action.
The final and fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is now being played between Australia and India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, has been a melancholy experience for skipper Rohit Sharma.
On Day 1, when nobody anticipated the decision, he brought bowler Mohammed Shami into the attack and gained two key wickets by doing so. His strategy of unleashing a bouncer onslaught with Umesh Yadav immediately after Tea unnerved Steve Smith. He was bowled out by Ravindra Jadeja during the following over.
But in the end, Rohit Sharma‘s decision to take the second new ball flopped. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and previous head coach Ravi Shastri both voiced scathing criticism of it.
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The post-Tea period of Day 1 of the fourth Test saw India pick up two fast wickets just as Cameron Green and Usman Khawaja were about to come together as partners. The Test match was still up in the air when Australia reached 201/4 after 81 overs.
Given that this was the greatest batting surface of the series. India should not have been very concerned about a high first-innings total. But they hoped that by the conclusion of the day’s play. They may score a few more runs with the second ball and contain Australia to 320.
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The complete opposite took place. The 2nd ball was utilized well by Green and Khawaja. They increased their strike rate and turned the tide to their advantage. Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav were utterly out of it. Australia reached stumps at 255 for 4 after scoring 54 runs in nine overs against the 2nd ball.
When the hosts elected to take the second new ball, according to Shastri, who recently received a stern rebuke from Rohit Sharma for calling the Indian squad “overconfident,” the Indians lost their heads. The former Indian all-rounder claimed that using the new ball so soon was not the best course of action given the ages of pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
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“Last night, I believe India had given up. Since Umesh is 35 and Shami is not advancing in age, taking the fresh ball was not the proper move. They had played a great deal.
They were becoming worn out. Two overs in a smaller burst are acceptable. But, taking the new ball so soon allowed Australia to escape “Shastri stated during Day 2 broadcast.
While Green and Khawaja added to the woes of the Indian bowlers. They failed to take a wicket during the early session on Friday. Rohit Sharma’s performance as captain was put to the test, according to Shastri. Because it was the first time he had a pitch that was very favorable for hitting.
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