In the first Test of the four-match series against Australia, the Indian team suffered a humiliating defeat. In the second innings, the Indian team was dismissed for just 3 runs. No batsman was able to reach double digits. Even after looking at the performance, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said it was not fair to blame Indian batting as Australia’s bowling was better than the limit.
The Indian team scored 42 runs in Test cricket against England in 1974. This was Team India’s lowest score ever but the Indian batting broke an embarrassing record of 36 in Adelaide. Now the Adelaide Test score in 2020 has become the smallest Test score of the Indian team. Gavaskar said, “It is not fair to blame Indian batsmen for getting out. The Indian batsmen were out this way because Australia’s bowling was so wonderful. ”
He added: “It’s never been better to see this as the lowest score ever since I started playing Test cricket. But I would like to say that most of the teams facing this type of bowling will also face similar problems. Even if he is not out for 3, 4, 50 or more runs, he will definitely be on 50 runs. ”
Hazelwood and Cummins bowled this way and before that Mitchell Starc spelled three overs and asked many questions. That is why I am saying that Indian batting should not be blamed. I would say that most teams have to struggle before such bowling. ”