London: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has reminded Ravi Shastri that India had received Take a look at sequence in West Indies and England, a day after the under-fire coach claimed his side has a better overseas record than groups of the final 15-20 years.Whereas India misplaced yet one more Take a look at sequence away from house following the 60-run defeat within the fourth Take a look at in opposition to England at Southampton, head coach Shastri insisted the present aspect is healthier travellers than the groups of the final 15-20 years.
Gavaskar, as soon as a teammate and captain of Shastri, recalled a number of the sequence wins overseas by Indian groups of the previous. “All I can say is that no Indian crew has received in Sri Lanka for a very long time. However we’ve received within the West Indies, in England, Take a look at matches in Australia and South Africa,” Gavsakar instructed India As we speak.
The final time India received a Take a look at sequence in England was in 2007, underneath Rahul Dravid’s captaincy.
The batting nice mentioned, “What I can say is that groups in 1980s have received in England and West Indies. Rahul Dravid additionally received sequence in West Indies in 2005, in England in 2007 and captained when India beat South Africa for the primary time (in South Africa).
“Dravid will get little or no credit score for his management and his crew’s wins. There have been groups who’ve received abroad.”
Gavaskar criticised the batsmen for his or her incapability to deal with England spinner Moeen Ali, who ended the sport with 9 wickets. “Lack of footwork has damage Indian batsmen, they aren’t attending to the pitch of the ball in opposition to Moeen Ali. This comes from enjoying an excessive amount of of white ball cricket, in one-dayers you will not have 4 slips when pacers are bowling and you may hit via the road.”
Although England have sealed it of their favour with three wins in 4 Checks, Gavaskar mentioned the evaluation of the crew must be finished after the final Take a look at on the Oval.
“I feel that is one thing that must be checked out by the tip of the sequence. In the course of the sequence, I perceive saying that we’re nonetheless good to maintain morale up. There may be nonetheless one Take a look at to go. An actual evaluation needs to be made on September 12, when sequence ends.”
First Printed: September 7, 2018, 8:20 AM IST