London: Hundreds by KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant went in vain as England provided a perfect send off to Alastair Cook, winning the fifth and the final Test at The Oval by 118 runs on Tuesday.
The hosts capped off the series with 4-1 drubbing after exposing India’s batting order woes once again.
While there were plenty of positives to take away for Virat Kohli and co after a hard-fought series, Twitterati once again singled out Ravi Shastri in their criticism as the visitors slumped to another consecutive Test series defeat on the trot.
Believe in Ravi Shastri even if it means sacrificing Anil Kumble. Just Do It.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) September 11, 2018
Hell yeah @BCCI is just interested in filling their pockets. But then you have to blame the team as well as they showed no application especially in batting. Time for change in coach as this young team needs a coach more than just Ravi shastri.— Siva Kumar (@nakshatrala) September 12, 2018
Ravi shastri should resign from post of head coach as taking moral responsibility of such a defeat. What say Sir? https://t.co/0bTf7l5dQY— Tarun Kumar (@ca_tarun04) September 12, 2018
Many many congratulations to Mr Virat Kohli & Mr Ravi Shastri and Team INDIA for lossing test series 4_1. You all are deserving to defeat.we are proud of you.aap Ghar ma shar ha or Ghar ka Baher Dhar ha.— Nitin Kumar (@ac2228d58a61498) September 12, 2018
— Mujtaba Ibrahim (@Mujtaba023) September 12, 2018
High time you throw out Dhawan. Rahane is a class player but is now lacking form and confidence. Drop him for 2 series and make him play domestic cricket. For heaven sake get in youngsters. Gill should be in the team. Ravi Shastri is useless.— Rayadurg Sriram (@rrsriram72) September 12, 2018
#NimratKaur: Hey, Ravi I have played the entire series, without getting dropped or injured. #RaviShastri: which series? #NimratKaur: The Test Case. #ENGvIND #INDvsENG #IndVsEng pic.twitter.com/43sbE39Nys— Vishamakaarikannan (@Vishamockery) September 12, 2018
Don't understand why Ravi Shastri is appointed as coach in the first place. He is good only in commentary. That's all.— kush (@kushblr) September 12, 2018
Ravi Shastri should be sacked coach of Indian cricket team— Robo1235 (@venky29256560) September 12, 2018
#IndVsEng @BCCI @RaviShastriOfc @Indiancrickteam Ravi Shastri should be questioned for all the away losses.We don't see any improvement in away performances.Let him keep his arrogance and straight forward attitude to himself,which cares?team India matters !— GL Sham Prasad (@glshamprasad) September 12, 2018
@imVkohli looool do you seriously think this is the best Indian test side??— -CR7 PAAJI- (@Kakarla07) September 12, 2018
Not even top 3 side in last 15 years...
Ravi Shastri is trying to manipulate you
Why we need Ravi shastri? I never seen India won bcz of Ravi as coach... https://t.co/XPdUfbBg4R— Gopisaravanan (@gopisarav) September 12, 2018
Chuck out Ravi Shastri from team bring in Dravid or Kumble— Dr.Balaji.R (@BalajiR88359593) September 12, 2018
True. It's time to sack ravi shastri and bring back kumble— CS Jigar Shah (@FCSJigarShah) September 12, 2018
India takeaways from this tour:— Aditya Karnik (@Adityaskarnik) September 12, 2018
1. Kohli's a world class batsman
2. Dhawan should bid goodbye to his test career
3. Tactics/Selections - big ?
4. Ravi Shastri must learn to live on the ground
5. India's seam bowling oozing with confidence
6. Pant should be persisted #ENGvIND
I guess we lost because of two people. 1. Moeen Ali— Prashant (@prashantc841) September 12, 2018
2. Ravi Shastri
First one is over with the series. Worried about second.. https://t.co/sBRMVx0KWr
I seriously beleif india needs specialist coaches for every department while touring overseas.
Ravi Shastri is a positive personality and he motivates team in good manner but motivation will not work without preparation and preparation can only be made with specialists.— Pritam Das (@SppritamDas) September 12, 2018
@BCCI why bcci not removing Ravi shastri & cos back to back losing's matches the teams failure in all departments, the coach has responsible prepare player's, but the most Expensive coach 😴.in 2014 eng loss bcci removed coaching staff and Ravi shastri made Director team.....— Kamran Mirza (@Kamranskf) September 12, 2018
Dei @BCCI, sack Ravi Shastri ji now itself! Not seeing anything hopeful in Australia by this kind of performance! So it’s ideal to sack the coach well in advance before #CWC19 nears! #ENGvIND #INDvENG— Rakesh (@TheRakeshVC) September 12, 2018
Indian cricket fans to Ravi Shastri: pic.twitter.com/jIQGoZnojT— Taimur Ali Khan (@SaifkaBeta) September 11, 2018
*Shastri's reaction after series loss*— Cricket Guru (@CricketGuru15) September 11, 2018
Wakes up- ha Boyz played well, it could have easily been 4-1 in favor of India.
*Goes back to sleep* pic.twitter.com/pUBitN9wMw
Shastri had earlier come under fire for his comments on the current Test batch of the Indian cricket team.
"Last three years, we won nine matches overseas and three series. I can’t see any other Indian team in the last 15-20 years who’ve had that kind of run in such a short time. And you’ve had some great players in those series,” the 56-year-old had said ahead of the final match of the tour.