'Jelly-like' India has 'embarrassed' nation at The Oval: Gavaskar
Indian batting legend and commentator Sunil Gavaskar has accused the Test squad of 'embarrassing the country ' in light of their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday.
It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54-run reverse in the fourth Test at Old Trafford and saw England take the five-match series 3-1.
Sunday's loss was particularly humiliating, India collapsing to 94 all out in their second innings after being skittled out for 148 in their first effort at The Oval.
For India great Gavaskar, one of cricket's all-time leading opening batsmen, it was all too much to take. While commentating for BBC Radio's Test Match Special, he said that everything about England has been top-class, but added that India has shown 'jelly-like' resistance, Sport24 reported.
Gavaskar also said that England should not get carried away because there are sterner tests to come.
Gavaskar, who made a thrilling 221 at The Oval in 1979 that so nearly saw India to a stunning Test win over England, said the present-day India team, the 50-over world champions, were more interested in one-day cricket than Tests.
He said that if one does not want to be playing Test cricket for India, then he should quit, adding that they should just play limited-overs cricket. He said that one should not be embarrassing his country like that.
(Posted on 18-08-2014)