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The Lord’s fallout: Gautam Gambhir lashes out at Virat Kohli's Team India

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 16, 2018, 12:36 pm IST
Updated Aug 16, 2018, 1:42 pm IST
Joe Root and co outplayed India in the Lord's Test to take 2-0 lead in 5-match Test series.
India, who had lost the opening Test of the series by 31 runs, were outplayed as England claimed an innings and 159-run win, dismantling India for 107 and 130 runs in the first and second innings respectively in the second Test. (Photo: AP)
 India, who had lost the opening Test of the series by 31 runs, were outplayed as England claimed an innings and 159-run win, dismantling India for 107 and 130 runs in the first and second innings respectively in the second Test. (Photo: AP)

London: While the Indian cricket team will be eager to put behind the Lord’s debacle, the criticism following their dismal show in the second Test against Joe Root-led England has not stopped as yet.

While the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Harbhajan Singh, Sourav Ganguly, Sandeep Patil have come down heavily on India’s performance at the Lord’s, Gautam Gambhir has now lashed out at Virat Kohli and co’s over their lacklustre showing.

 

“The way we lost the Test match was very disturbing. There was no fight shown by the Indian batters and yes the conditions were a little difficult in both the innings for them, but you don’t expect this team to bundle out in literally three days. They should have shown some fight in the second session to take the game into the final day and anything could have happened from there on,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by The Times of India.

India, who had lost the opening Test of the series by 31 runs, were outplayed as England claimed an innings and 159-run win, dismantling India for 107 and 130 runs in the first and second innings respectively in the second Test.

 

Gambhir, India’s World T20 and World Cup-winning hero, meanwhile, maintained that India making a comeback in the five-match Test series is still possibility. However, he made it clear that it won’t be an easy task.

“India can make a comeback, but it is always difficult to make a comeback to win all the three games. They still have an opportunity to think about drawing the series. They can look to win 2 Tests out of the remaining 3 and then look at the way forward. They should take one Test match at a time,” said Gambhir.

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