Australia vs India: Gautam Gambhir, Fans Slam Virat Kohli’s Captaincy After India’s Defeat In 2nd ODI

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Australia vs India: Gautam Gambhir, Fans Slam Virat Kohli’s Captaincy After India’s Defeat In 2nd ODI

The Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket team was heavily criticized over social media not only by the fans but also by cricket player turned politician Gau

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The Virat Kohli led Indian Cricket team was heavily criticized over social media not only by the fans but also by cricket player turned politician Gautam Gambir after India was defeated by Australia in the second ODI. Following the massive loss by the Men in Blue in the ODIs, Gautam Gambhir took to social media to express his dissatisfaction over Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Out of three, India has poorly lost both the matches as Australia was smoothly able to score around 370 runs in both the occasions. Australia has dominated the ground at the beginning of the game and was again seen doing it in the second one. The lineup and the Indian bowling in the two matches have come under fire with fans flooding twitter with their displeasure over the same. The tactics applied by the Indian Cricket team during the two matches were termed as bizarre by the fans. The Indian skipper was not the only one to bear the brunt, their coach Ravi Shastri was also scolded over the social media; equally blaming him for the poor performance of the Indian Team on Australian soil.

In a video posted by the former Indian opener on ESPNCricinfo, he bluntly stated his inability to understand the type of captaincy being portrayed by the present captain of the Indian cricket team. He also said that although everyone talks about the importance of taking wickets upfront, one needs to make their premier bowler bowl two overs if they want to stop that kind of batting line-up. He continued that this type of captaincy is beyond his comprehension where you stop your premier fast bowler just by bowling two overs upfront with the new ball. He further added that although this is not T20 cricket, still people end up bowling three overs upfront.

Fans were quick to reciprocate the words by the former Indian Opener. They took to social media blaming the Shastri-Kohli duo for deteriorating the team culture and reducing the odds of the team winning ICC tournaments in the future. They even asked for replacing Shastri with a foreign coach as he was dimming the chances of India winning any major trophies in Cricket. A few asked Kohli to follow the footsteps of Tendulkar by leaving the captaincy and focus on his batting style. The uproar did not end here. Some fans went a step ahead and suggested Dhoni step in as the coach and replace Kohli with Rohit Sharma as the captain.

Indian bowlers have been struggling in keeping the pace as Australia has been crushing the Men in Blue with their batting. The final match in Canberra will decide if the present score of 0-2 will become 0-3 or 1-2.

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