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Legendary India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has slammed the national team for showing “zero resistance” during their 266-run loss to England in the third Test in Southampton.
Gavaskar also found it embarrassing that India lost their last six wickets before the lunch break on the final day.
“To lose this Test even before lunch on the final day showed zero resistance whatsoever,” he said. “There was no fight and that is a disappointing aspect. India’s loss was an abject surrender.
“India had England on the ropes at Lord’s. I don’t know what they did in the five intervening days before this game but they were sloppy on the field at Southampton.
“This has been the problem with the Indian team since the 1930s – the complacency.”
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly echoed Gavaskar’s views and added that opening batsman Gautam Gambhir and pace bowler Varun Aaron should be included in the side for the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
“The team needs fresher ideas at the top and Gambhir must be brought in,” he said. “Aaron has no experience of playing in England but he needs to be given a chance. A bit more pace and you never know.”