England edged India by 60 runs in the fourth Test in Southampton and clinched the series 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Moeen Ali was the star of the show, finishing with overall figures of 134-9.
Sunil Gavaskar who is unhappy with team India’s performance has once again ripped apart the Indian batting line-up for another dismal showing in the series.
While India was chasing 245 runs to win, The Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again led from the front in the fourth innings with a half-century. But after the India skipper departed, the tail soon fall apart and failed to control the movement in the match.
Gavaskar during the post-match show said “When you go in with five batsmen then you are bound to be in such a situation where you rely so much only on one player, Virat Kohli to get you the big hundreds. He can’t do it every time, he’s human. To expect that the lower order (to save India after the top-order collapse) after that Kohli-Rahane partnership was broken, to get even another 60-70 runs was too much.”
Sunil Gavaskar was also critical of Hardik Pandya, who failed to prove his potential on the big stage. “Do you want to call Hardik Pandya an all-rounder? Whoever wants to call Pandya an all-rounder, may call! But I don’t think so.”