London: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar slammed the Indian cricketers for their embarrassing innings defeat in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, saying that they showed "no backbone" to fight against a "persistent" England side. "There were was no backbone shown by India," Gavaskar told BBC Radio's Test Match Special.
"They (Indian players) showed no determination, the dismissals were soft, there were no great deliveries, England were just persistent," said Gavaskar, one of cricket's greatest opening batsmen. "You could see Indian heads go down and thereafter there has been no thinking of 'let's fight', he added.
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