The most recent ICC World Test Championship final involving Australia and India concluded in a disappointing defeat for the Rohit Sharma-led side.
The recent Australia-India ICC World Test Championship final ended in a disappointing defeat for Rohit Sharma’s team. India managed to bounce back on days three and four despite falling behind in the first innings of the match at The Oval. However, they collapsed in the first session of play on the fifth day, losing the contest by a margin of 209 runs.
There is a lot of speculation about what went wrong with India’s performance. Some cricket analysts and former players criticized the Indian team, while others offered advice on how to improve the team’s selection and performance. Similarly, former Indian captain Souraf Ganguly said the outcome should not be concluded based on a single failure. He explained that at the moment it is not fair to ignore great players like Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.
“Don’t jump to conclusions after just one loss. India always has talent, and I don’t think it’s time to look beyond Virat (Khori) or (Cheteshwar) Pujara. Mr. Virat is only 34. India has huge reserves. Watch some performances. If you stick to test cricket, IPL performance is not a consideration. There are some great players in domestic cricket, but you don’t realize it until you give them a chance. Whether it’s Jaishwar or Patidal, Bengal’s Abhimanyu Easwaran is scoring a lot,” Ganguly said today in India.
I hope Hardik Pandya will listen. Would love to see him play Test cricket: Ganguly
Former Indian captain Ganguly would love to see Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya back in the Indian Test squad and is keen to see him play for the country. believes there are many good players who could be important members of the red team (ball team). .
The former BCCI president believes Pandia would be a perfect fit for the Test squad, especially in a situation like England’s. “Shubman Gill is a young Ruthuraj Gaikwad and I hope Hardik Panja will listen. I would love to see him play Test cricket especially in these circumstances,” he added.
Hardik, 29, meanwhile averaged 31.29 for 532 runs in a quarter century and 100 games in 11 Test games. In addition, he took 17 wickets, including 5 wickets taken.