India defeated West Indies by 3 runs in the first ODI despite the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer played important knocks with the bat, but former India player Ajay Jadeja was unhappy with captain Dhawan and Iyer.
While Dhawan scored 97 off 99 balls, Iyer amassed 57-ball 54. Jadeja felt that they should have scored a century against the West Indies.
“I feel for Iyer as he was labelled Team India’s future captain. However, his weakness against the short ball has exposed him as a batter,” said Jadeja.
The veteran said that Iyer’s innings lacked intent, and he should have used the opportunity of batting against the Windies.
“He batted like Shikhar Dhawan. They could have easily scored a hundred. It was not India vs England contest. For me, this was a practice game,” he added.