“Need To Hit India Hard…”: Ravi Shastri’s Advice To ‘Tiny’ Australia Ahead Of Second Test
File image of former India coach Ravi Shastri with Virat Kohli© Twitter
Australia were dealt a blow in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India as they lost the match by an innings and 132 runs. Even more surprising was the fact that Australia, the world number one team, lost the match in less than three days. Australia were bowled out for 91 in one session in the First Test. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith showed some struggle in an otherwise dismal batting display. Australia are expected to make changes after the Nagpur defeat, with spinner Matthew Kuhnmann, comeback fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Cameron Green fighting for a place in the team.
Before the match, former India coach Ravi Shastri gave some advice to the Australian team. In a column titled ‘Cowardly Australians must go on the offensive as India show no mercy’ in the Sydney Morning Herald, Shastri wrote: “Save English manners for the Ashes. You need good old Australian manners here in India, so that return from Australia. necklace in nagpur
“I want to see him come out and be aggressive in Delhi. His ability to play back and play with intent. I was surprised by the lack of it, especially in that second innings where he collapsed for 91. If you lose, go down throwing punches. Not in the timid, almost un-Aussie fashion that he surrendered against the Indian spinners at the VCA Stadium. But punches have to be thrown quickly, and they have India down right from the start Need to fight hard. Delhi. If Australia doesn’t go against India immediately, the chances of a 3-0 or 4-0 series loss are huge.”
He said it seemed the Australians were socializing a lot with their Indian counterparts.
“I would also tell the Aussies to leave their Indian Premier League friends behind and save them for later. It felt a bit too matchy-matchy for my liking on the field in Nagpur. I wanted to see that feature Who gives tough competition to the Australian team. The intention came to the fore in Delhi,” wrote Shastri.
“I can say this with confidence: the Indians will be relentless, as they always are in India. This is as good a bowling attack as they have ever had, both in terms of fast bowlers and spinners. India have never Was a spin trio where all three are all-rounders.”
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