Indore: Indian captain Rohit Sharma claimed that the recently held Test matches in Pakistan were ‘boring’ to justify his side’s defeat in the third Test against Australia on Friday.
After tasting his own medicine in the Indore Test, skipper Rohit tried to cover up India’s dismal performance under the pretext of making the game ‘interesting’ for the crowd.
Rohit and Co suffered a resounding nine-wicket defeat within three days of the home Test, thanks to a treacherous spin track that was meant to favor the Indian spinners.
However, India fell into their own trap as Australian spinners Matthew Kuhneman and Nathan Lyon ran through their batting line-up in both innings.
“People have to play well for the game for five days. Games don’t even last five days outside India.” The Indian captain said in the post-match press conference.
Three Test matches were played in Pakistan, people were saying it was boring. We are making it interesting for you guys,” he added.
It is to be noted that India faced severe criticism from cricket analysts and former players for throwing pitches out of bounds to test the Australian batsmen in the series.
They took advantage of pitch changes in the first two Tests to take a 2-0 lead in the series before Australia mounted a strong comeback in the third.
The visitors bowled out India for 109 on day one, with spinner Matthew Kuhneman leading the charge with five wickets.
In reply, Australia made a solid start before being bowled out for 197 before lunch on day two, its last six wickets falling for just 11 runs.
India were bowled out for 163 in their second innings thanks to eight wickets from spinner Nathan Lyon, who set a target of 76 for victory.