There was immense hype and expectation forward of the India vs Australia ODI sequence, however the hosts had been absolutely demolished by Aaron Finch and firm in Mumbai in the primary ODI. There was solely the second wicket partnership between KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan which could be seen as a constructive, however the remainder of the sport and techniques didn’t actually yield dividends for the aspect.
Speaking after the loss, former Pakistan fast Shoaib Akhtar labelled the efficiency as embarrassing and mentioned that the hosts had been humiliated. “It was a big day, it was to be decided which one is the bigger side, but surprisingly India were humiliated. Their bowling conceded record runs, and they surrendered. They could not pick even a single wicket,” Akhtar informed in his YouTube channel.
Aaron Finch received the toss and elected to discipline first. Kohli too wished to do the identical and Akhtar believed this was the essential issue in the sport. However, he slammed the choice of Kohli sliding down the batting order and mentioned, that this transfer didn’t make any sense.
“Toss was crucial, India lost the toss and lost the game. Shikhar Dhawan played well. Kohli coming into bat in the 28th over is hard to understand. There were partnerships, but no significant ones. Bumrah and Shami were there, but then Indian spinners were taken apart. India needs to go back to the drawing board. Kohli cannot come in the 28th over, period. He needs to bat earlier. India were smashed, battered, hammered by Australia,” he added.
As per the previous fast, India want to return to the drafting board and rethink their techniques. Also, he wished the aspect to come out all weapons blazing in the rest of the matches in the event that they need to take the sequence 2-1.
“ It was a big reality check. Australia walloped India, made a mockery of the bowling attack. If Australia win the toss again, will the same sequence of events follow. It will be embarassing if India lose 3-0. India’s confidence was no where close to being the best. I’m finding it weird.”
“If India do not play with more ruthlessness, they will keep losing. I think they can still make a strong comeback, they have to. India can still take the series2-1, but it will be a huge task. India needs to come out with a lot of vengeance, if they don’t, they will be hammered again. Want to see a more aggressive team in the next ODI,” he mentioned.