Harbhajan Singh comes down hard on Indian head coach Ravi Shastri
Bhajji also stated that Indian batsmen lacked intent and never posed any challenge to the opponent.
Updated - Aug 14, 2018 11:22 am
The Virat Kohli-led Indian side faced an innings defeat the Lord’s Cricket Stadium and conceded 2-0 lead to the dominant England team. The second Test at the Home of Cricket ended in just two three days after the opening day was washed out due to rain. The Indian batsmen were trailing 289-run lead set by England in the second innings and they faced an embarrassing drubbing.
Before the start of the England tour, Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri stated that his team is afraid of no team and they will tour England treating it as another home series, “For us there is no away, every game is a home game because we don’t play the opponent, we play the pitch. Our job is to conquer the pitch wherever we go,” Shastri had said prior to the start of the tour.
Discarded Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has now come down hard on the Indian head coach and stated that Shastri has to speak up about the drubbing. Turbanator went on to add that if Team India loses the ongoing Test series, then Shastri has to admit that English conditions are way different from other countries conditions. Bhajji also stated that Indian batsmen lacked intent and never posed any challenge to the opponent.
“The coach has to come on record, today or tomorrow he has to speak up. He is answerable to everyone. If India loses the series, then he might have to eat his words and admit that conditions do make a lot of difference,” Harbhajan Singh was quoted by India Today. “We haven’t showed any intent to fight back. The willingness to win is missing and that is most disheartening. We are losing without posing any challenge to the opponent. It is extremely disappointing,” added the owner of 417 Test wickets.
Team India has no answer in front of the in-form pace duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad in both the Tests of the ongoing series. Both the bowlers with the help of Sam Curran and Chris Woakes took the advantage of the bowling friendly pitches and performed their job successfully. Indian batsmen have to show intent and stage a strong comeback at Trent Bridge to stay alive in the series.