Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blasted the team for putting up an ordinary batting display on a lifeless track at the Adelaide Oval in the fourth and the final Test against Australia.
Ganguly can't believe that the Indian batsmen, barring Virat Kohli (116), could score on a track, which was the closest to the pitches in the subcontinent.
"It just goes to show that if the confidence is down, even good pitches create problems. This was a perfect example of that. The batting unit has struggled throughout the series but this effort must be really worrying to the players. "One can argue the wickets in the past Test matches had a lot more seam movement and it wasn't easy but this was an absolute belter," said Ganguly.
Super Saha Ganguly praised Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (35) for resurrecting the first innings with their 114 run stand after India were reduced to 111 for five. "Kohli was, once again, brilliant and took up where he left off in Perth.
"He looks like a very good player. The knocks in Perth must have given him a lot of confidence and this could be just the innings he needed to get his Test career going. I have always believed one needs to get runs overseas as a Test batsman. Kohli is the sort of player who goes on to make big scores once he gets in and this is a good sign for a batsman," Ganguly wrote in his column in the Sydney Morning Herald.