Team India lost the third Test in Indore by nine wickets after defeating Australia in the first two Matches of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Rohit Sharma-led team lost to spin in both of the third Test’s innings despite never seeming to be the match’s favourites.
As a result, according to former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, the hosts were a bit too overconfident and still suffering from their dominance from the first two Tests. He added that the players were playing too many aggressive shots without adequately evaluating the situation because they were trying to dominate Australia a little too early.
That is what a little overconfidence and complacency may lead to: Vijay Shastri
Ravi Shastri, India’s former head coach, also wasn’t pleased with their strategy in the third Test. The 60-year-old thinks the Indian team was complacent, perhaps overconfident, andThey were defeated in Indore as a result of that. Shastri added that during the third Test, the Indian squad let its defences down and took things for granted.
That is what a little complacency and overconfidence can lead to, when you start to take things for granted and let your guard down, which can knock you down in this game. When you actually reflect back to the first innings, watch some of the shots played, and see some of the overeagerness to try and dominate in these circumstances. You take a moment to pause and think things over, Shastri remarked on Star Sports.