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Legendary India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has announced that the national team have embarrassed their country by losing 3-1 to England in the recently concluded five-Test series.
Gavaskar’s comments come after India suffered their third-largest Test defeat in history when they were thrashed by an innings and 244 runs in the fifth Test against England at The Oval.
“Everything about England has been top-class,” Gavaskar told the BBC’s Test Match Special. “But, India have shown jelly-like resistance. Therefore, England should not get carried away because there are sterner tests to come.
“If you do not want to be playing Test cricket for India, quit. Just play limited-overs cricket. You should not be embarrassing your country like that.”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan echoed Gavaskar’s views, and added: “It’s a disgrace to think that India have been blown away in 29 overs under blue skies on a pitch that was only doing a bit. They should be embarrassed. Some of those strokes were of players who didn’t want to fight for their country.”