The huge 266 run shameful defeat of India to England in the third Test at Ageas Bowl on Thursday, 31st of July have drawn widespread criticism from former cricketers. Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian captain, accused Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s team of “abject surrender” in Southampton.

Gavaskar said on NDTV that loosing this Test even before lunch on the final day showed zero resistance whatsoever. According to him, there was no fight and that is very disappointing. India’s loss was an abject surrender.

This defeat of India and a victory for England allowed them to record their first win in 11 Tests and level the five-match series after India secured a 95-run win in the previous Test at Lord’s.

According to Gavaskar, India’s sloppy display had given England the chance to overcome the morale-sapping loss at Lord’s. In his words India had England on the ropes at Lord’s. Gavaskar said he is wondering what Indian team did in the five intervening days before the game. He said that India’s performance was too sloppy on the field at Southampton.

India’s another former captain, Sourav Ganguly said he was disappointed that India’s batsmen, renowned for playing spin well, allowed Moeen Ali to claim six wickets in the second innings.

Ganguly also called for the inclusion of Gautam Gambhir in place of the struggling Shikhar Dhawan and according to him Varon Aaron should get a chance to play. According to him, the team needs fresh ideas at the top and Gambhir must be brought in. He also said that it’s true that Aaron has no experience of playing in England, but he needs to be given a chance at least. A bit more pace and you never know.

However, Ganguly was confident that India would bounce back in the next Test, pointing out that England were still vulnerable.


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