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India vs England: Ravi Shastri needs to be held accountable for India’s results, says Sourav Ganguly

After the Indian batting failed to chase down a target of 245 in the fourth Test, Ganguly said that the Indian batting has taken backward steps as they are not able to chase down moderate scores.

cricket Updated: Sep 04, 2018 23:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Ravi Shastri should be held accountable, according to Sourav Ganguly(AFP)

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has slammed the Indian batting for the dismal show in the ongoing tour of England. He also believes that head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Sanjay Bangar should be held accountable for India’s performances in overseas conditions.

“Regarding Ravi Shastri, he has to be held accountable for the results along with Sanjay Bangar regarding why only one batsman is performing whereas others seem to have taken backward steps. Unless these questions are answered an overseas series win in the three countries looks impossible for India,” ​Ganguly told IndiaTV.

After the Indian batting failed to chase down a target of 245 in the fourth Test, Ganguly said that the Indian batting has taken backward steps as they are not able to chase down moderate scores.

“This batting lineup hasn’t been making runs for a long time now. If you look at India’s overseas performances from 2011 until now, they have lost every big series. When Virat Kohli is at the crease it seems that he is playing against totally different bowlers as compared to when the other batsmen are batting. I believe that the batting ability of the current players has gone down,” Ganguly further added.

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First Published: Sep 04, 2018 13:53 IST