Kapil Dev believes Team India will have to learn from mistakes

Kapil Dev believes Team India will have to learn from mistakes

He was of the opinion that the visitors let off a lot of crunch moments.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Laureus/Getty Images)

Team India lost the fourth Test in Southampton and with it the five-match series with one match to go. They were bossing the Test match until the second day but the batting collapse in the post-tea session and the lower-order contributing heavily to the hosts’ cause hurt them badly. It has been the story for a long time now that the team fails to close the game after coming so close which has urged Kapil Dev to suggest them to learn from their mistakes and do not repeat it more often.

Virat Kohli, the skipper, is leading from the front throughout the Test series and has amassed 544 runs in eight innings so far. But he has been left alone by his teammates big time and apart from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, none of them has improved as the series has progressed. The collective batting failure led to the team failing to chase 245 after being comfortably placed at 123/3 at one stage.

Dev’s suggestion to the team

Kapil Dev, India’s first World Cup-winning captain, felt that the visitors were doing the same mistakes more often and it was important for them to realise the same and work on it. The problem of not being able to skittle out the lower-order has troubled India a lot. “I think you have to learn from your mistakes and the only way you can become the best team that you don’t make mistakes more often,” he was quoted as saying by News 18.

He also pointed out that India had their moments in all the four Test matches but they gave a chance to the opposition instead of dominating that phase of the game. “In this series also if you look back at the four Test matches you will see, a lot of time you were close to finishing the Test match. But you have given them a chance to bounce back,” Kapil added

It will be interesting to see if the Indian team works on these suggestions and implement them in the final Test which will commence on Friday.

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