India batsmen aren’t taking responsibility: Madan Lal’s tears apart Team India for gifting a match to South Africa

India fans are not used to seeing their team getting whitewashed. South Africa, after the loss at the Centurion test, defied the odds and not only won the test series but also thrashed India by 3- 0. Speaking to Sportstak, Madan Lal criticized the Indian batsman for getting out on attempting ‘glory shots’ in the final ODI.

“This match was of India but unfortunately they lost it. Indian batsmen did not apply themselves for the time that they should have. Most of the batsmen have got out by playing shot in the air. Had they played along the ground, the match would have been won very easily. They went for the glory shots and got out otherwise the match was easy of India. Batsmen should need to take responsibility in the international matches. If they keep on playing with a casual approach, then they would lose the series. Barring the first test match, we have not played good cricket.”

The match looked in India’s control when Dhawan and Kohli were batting. The duo added 98 runs for the second wicket when Dhawan attempted a pull shot. The skier landed in the hands of DeKock. Pant came and went after the bowler right from the first ball, and got out.

Kohli looked in good touch until a spinning away delivery with the extra bounce from Keshav Maharaj got Kohli’s edge. The likes of Shreyas Iyer and Surya Kumar Yadav gave a simple catch while trying to hit through the air.

While Chahar and Bumrah were batting, it appeared that India will cross over the line. Chahar provided some much-needed boost with his fours and sixes but got out for playing a glory shot when India needed 10 runs from 18 balls. Bumrah played well for his 12 runs but gave a simple catch to Temba Bavuma. When the last batsman, Prasidh Krishna came in, India needed only 5 runs of 5 balls, but the tailender went for the pull shot and gave a simple catch and win to the SA team.

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