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Shane Warne Comes Hard At India’s Batting Approach In First Innings
By CricShots - Feb 25, 2021 4:18 pm
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Legendary Australia spinner, Shane Warne on Thursday said he was “very surprised” that the Indian batsmen didn;t go with the “super aggressive” in the first session of the second day of the third Test against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The hosts witnessed a forgettable start on Day Two as Joe Root and Jack Leach completely dominated the Indian batsmen.

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Indian batsmen surrendered against English spinner

Only Rohit Sharma (66) managed to trouble the English bowlers, otherwise, it was a poor show from most of the Indian batsmen. Resuming the day on 99/3, India lost wickets at regular intervals and their innings was brought to an end in the 54th over.

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Team India only managed to add 145 runs in their first innings as Joe Root scalped five wickets while Leach picked four to help England fight back. Analysing the game, Warne posted a series of tweets and said England – bundled out for 112 runs on an opening day – were right back in the game.

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In his first tweet, Shane Warne wrote: “Just turned the tv on to see the score between #IndiaVEngland ! Wow, a bits happened in this 1st session & Eng are right back in this – big time. Favourites from here ? What could India chase in the last innings ? 150 tops even though they played 4 seamers. Awesome @root66.”

Warne then wrote: “Very surprised that India weren’t super aggressive this morning. Seemed like the mindset and attitude was to be patient and just bat – lacked intent ! 50+ run lead India become favourites. Worth Archer steaming in for an over or two I reckon. Nose and toes !!!!!!!!”

“Ps England need to be ruthless right now as 40/50 run lead is enormous ! No easy singles for Ashwin anywhere, make [email protected] a big shot,” Warne wrote in another tweet.

Commenting on the pitch, former England player Michael Vaughan wrote: “Let”s be honest this is not a 5 day Test pitch !! #INDvENG.”