Someone has to be held accountable if India lose Test series in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar
The third Test is scheduled to start on December 26, Boxing Day at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Updated - Dec 22, 2018 6:21 pm
India are currently in Australia where they are playing the four-match Test series. Virat Kohli and Co started in a tremendous manner and won at Adelaide Oval by 31 runs. Moreover, they took a 1-0 lead in the series. Nevertheless, they slumped to a defeat by 146 runs at the new Perth Stadium. In the first match, India looked comprehensive and outplayed their opponents in all departments.
But the visiting team would be disappointed that it allowed Tim Paine’s men to make a comeback after getting them by the scruff of their necks. In the meantime, Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricketer, reckons, India need to think about making some crucial changes provided they don’t win the series. Moreover, he also called for someone to take responsibility for the losses.
Someone has to take responsibility
“We will know that [the difference between Kohli as captain and batsman] as we go forward. The Australia series is a good opportunity. If India don’t win the Test series, then we need to think what needs to change, change from the top. If we win, then it’s a different case, altogether,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying at Agenda Aaj Tak in New Delhi.
“Because of the decision to field first in the Champions Trophy final, the omissions and selections in South Africa, the omissions and selections in England, and the selections and omissions in Australia. Someone has to take responsibility for all these decisions. Someone has to be held accountable,” the 69-year-old added.
The third Test is scheduled to start on December 26, Boxing Day at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. The fourth and final Test will be played from January 3 at Sydney Cricket Ground. India are yet to win an overseas Test series’ against the Aussies and this time around, they would be keen to turn their fortunes around.