Pakistan player Salman Butt feels India got their approach totally wrong in South Africa. He raised questions on India’s five-batter tactics, stating that three out of five batters were in poor form.
India backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane but they scored just one fifty each in six innings. Even Virat Kohli, who amassed 161 in two Test matches, couldn’t break his century drought.
Analyzing India’s defeat in South Africa, Butt said India failed to read the situation.
“India will have to rework on their approach as both form and experience matter. We saw Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were preferred over in-form players. I addition, you played with only five specialist batters out of which three had question marks on their form. This made their life difficult,” he said.
Butt also spoke about the importance of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
“When Rohit Sharma is the team and Virat is in form, they absorb all the pressure. In Rohit’s absence, the responsibility was on other batters but they failed miserably,” Salman added.