India were beaten comprehensively by New Zealand in the finale of the World Test Championship. After Team India’s loss, several former cricketers blasted the players for their below-par display in one of the most important games.
India’s failure in the knockout games is a cause of concern for the management. Former wicketkeeper and batsman Saba Karim has questioned the performance of the batting line-up. According to him, poor batting display was the main reason behind another painful defeat.
“This is hugely disappointing for Virat Kohli because he puts Test matches right at the top and he’s worked very hard along with his side to put India in this position where he could have won this – the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship. It’s despair not only for him but for the entire side. But I do feel that the big question mark is about India’s ability to bat in these conditions,” said Karim on Cricket.com.
Fans were waiting to see a top contest between India’s famous batting line-up and the Kiwi pacers. However, New Zealand bowlers were up to the challenge and dismantled India’s batting unit. NZ won the game by eight wickets in the end.
“This was the battle between New Zealand’s frontline pacers vs India’s famed batting line-up. Unfortunately, when there came a real Test in extreme conditions, the famed batting line-up faltered and it was the front-line bowling attack, the four-pronged pace-bowling attack that came up on trumps,” concluded Karim.