India & England series is over but what exactly is noticeable is the performance of Team India. Indian team Skipper gave an incredible performance as a Batman and score he made in the series but as a captain, he needs to more focus. The limelight and headlines are all about Virat glory, after the fact that England defeats India with 1-4 series.
After losing the series Former Indian Captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that India’s failure in England was unsurprising since the team was not adequately prepared for red-ball cricket. “ We saw what happened in South Africa and what has now happened in England. He added on that note “ It is an old saying that if you fail to prepare then you must be prepared to fail”.
Talking about the Indian Captain Virat Kohli Sunil Gavaskar said “ it was apparent Kohli still has a lot to learn when it comes to tactical issues.
According to the former Captain, Sunil Gavaskar said “ All of us have been around for some time know that preparation is such an important aspect of the international sport and was aware this likely to happen. What has happened in England tour does not surprise us that much. All I can Hope, the same mistakes won’t be repeated in Australia even though they might not be that strong an opposition without Steve Smith and David Warner in the ranks”.
The lesson for Captain Virat Kohli From Former Captain Sunil Gavaskar:-
On a serious note, Gavaskar said that “ Virat still has a lot to learn. Like the series, we saw in South Africa earlier and now in England, there were instances when right field placements or timely bowling changes made by him could have made a big difference.”
Gavaskar said “ That was missing again. It has just been two years since he took over as a captain (actually it has been almost four years since Kohli took over as Test captain from MS Dhoni) so at times the lack of experience shows.”
The former captain also added “ Whatever experience he had was that of Indian pitches, where wickets fall quickly. He did not have the experience of breaking a good partnership. Hopefully, he will learn that by the time we tour Australia.”
On Team Management Gavaskar honest points:-
While being “brutally honest” Gavaskar said on Kohli’s debatable team selections that “ The need of the hour is to be brutally honest, to see that this is the area we did not clearly measure up to. There is a need to fill that place up. That is an area they need to look at very, very hard. We need to think about the opening pair, the middle-order batsman and the all-rounders who have to be selected carefully depending on the pitch and oppositions we are playing against”.
Gavaskar, also given a lesson on Indian Coach Ravi Shastri and said the following loss in the session of South Africa and England the piles’ pressure on Coach Ravi Shastri ahead of a tour to Australia in November and next year’s World Cup, as well as a big class with rich rivals Pakistan next week.