Cricket News: Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said, “Not the bowler but the Indian batsmen lost because of the match.”
In the second match of the series of three one-day matches between the Indian cricket team and the England cricket team, England defeated India.
In the second ODI, the England team won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. Batting first, India scored a total of 336 runs in 50 overs thanks to strong innings of Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant and gave England a target of 337 runs.
This is a score where the score cannot be chased with a lot of ease by all the teams. But the batsmen of England won the match in just 43.3 overs in this match, batting very dangerously.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 26, 2021
There is no doubt that during this period, English batsmen were the most targeted among the bowlers of the Indian team, especially Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya.
England’s batsmen scored a lot of runs against both those bowlers. While bowling against England, Kuldeep Yadav has scored 84 runs in his 10 overs spell and he has become the highest bowler for India in his spell in ODIs.
So the same young bowler Krunal Pandya gave a total of 72 runs in his 6 overs spell. There is also no doubt that no Indian bowler was able to get a wicket on time.
After this defeat of India, former opener Virender Sehwag has something else to say about this defeat.
Virender Sehwag said that the defeat of the Indian team in the second ODI was not because of the bowlers but because of their batsmen and they also made the reason for it.
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag said that the Indian batsmen let the England spin bowlers bowl their entire overs and did not take an aggressive stand against them which the team needed.
He further said that if the Indian batsmen scored 15 to 20 more runs against Moin Ali and Adil Rashid, then the score of the Indian team would have reached above 350 and it would not have been easy for England to chase the target.
Virender Sehwag said that the same England batsmen Ben Stokes and Johnny Bairstow did not give India’s spin bowlers a chance to get set.
He took long shots against the Indian spinners from the very beginning. This flexible attitude of the Indian team became the biggest reason for the team’s defeat.