Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recently expressed his sadness with the current state of the Windies team as they surrendered within three days in the first Test against India.
Meanwhile, the visiting team failed to offer any resistance as they went down by an innings 272 runs. Only Roston Chase and Keiron Powell managed to score half-centuries in the two innings.
Windies head coach, Stuart Law, who is in his last series as the head coach, was confident about his team’s chances. The Caribbeans had a good seven-day practice session at Dubai followed by a practice match in India. However, things seemed different when they took the field in the first Test at Rajkot.
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India dominated the proceedings with their batsmen piling up runs in the opening hours of the Test match. Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja scored hundreds as they toiled with the Windies bowlers. The tailenders also came down heavily as the hosts smashed them all over the park.
With a mammoth target at hand, Windies had the worst possible start losing their first six batsmen with 100 runs. Furthermore, Ravichandran Ashwin cleaned up the tail in no time today morning. Asked to follow on, they could only manage to add 15 runs more from their first innings total as Kuldeep Yadav rattle them with a fifer.
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Harbhajan Singh concerned with the Windies team
Many cricketers expressed their dire concern over the current state of the Windies side and Harbhajan Singh is the latest addition to the long line.
Furthermore, Harbhajan also hoped that they get some good players to compete at the international level.
“Sad to see this situation of West Indies cricket.. there was a time when people fear playing against them.. hope they do get some good players and compete at international level,” the post read.
Sad to see this situation of West Indies cricket.. there was a time when people fear playing against them.. hope they do get some good players and compete at international level.. https://t.co/9UK1F2FUMU
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 6, 2018