Ravi Shastri: Decent start after India’s defeat in third Test

Former head coach Ravi Shastri criticised the hosts for playing it safe and being overconfident following India’s humiliating loss to Australia in the third Test in Indore. Just 109 and 163 runs were scored by the Rohit Sharma-led team in their two innings of play.

Shastri thinks that the Indian squad let their guard down and became a little too relaxed during the game. He said that the squad would analyse some of the team’s poorer shots before the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.

This is what a little complacency and overconfidence can lead to when you take things for granted and let your guard down, said Shastri on television. This game will bring you down. I believeWhen you truly think back to the early innings, you can see some of the shots that were taken and some of the overeagerness to try and win in these circumstances. You pause to think things through and analyse.

A distinct mindset can result from competing for positions: Hayden, Matthew
Some of the Indian players were vying for spots in the starting Eleven, according to former Australia opener Matthew Hayden, who was on the commentary team. Travis Head was used as an illustration by Hayden to emphasise the value of punching above one’s weight.

Team change as well. KL Rahul was cut. Players competing for positions can be one of those things that can be a little unstable.and the chances they present can foster a different perspective. This is applicable to Travis Head. He missed the first Test but, in the tradition of Australians, came out of the second Test with a fire in his belly. Despite the circumstances, we are punching above our weight, the former cricket player continued.

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