As the nation was engrossed in the celebration of its Independence Day yesterday, there was some disappointing news from the emerald isle which is still an unconquered frontier in India’s mission for test domination. A match which India should have won by an innings ended up with India losing by 63 runs.
Although the skipper Virat Kohli might follow the customary protocol by saying they didn’t play well and it was another defeat but the way in which India lost is abominable and brings a sense of utter frustration and agony in an Indian fan’s mind. It’s not the first time India has lost or even drawn a test match from such a comfortable position especially after 2011.
Gone are the days when a player called VVS Laxman had the potential to fight with the tail, when Zaheer had the fire to wrap up an entire english lineup in their backyard, and Kumble had the hunger in him to perform on any soil. The present batch of Indian cricketers are talented but are a bunch of rash, erratic and inexperienced lads who are just there to secure their position in the team and when it chips are down none of them can be inspiring. This has had a severe impact on their game especially in away games.
Here are few instances which show that when it comes to test cricket India are the undisputed chokers.
Studies computer science at bangalore institute of technology.Over passionate about cricket especially test cricket.