Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21: Fans slam Ravi Shastri after India's Test drubbing

First Published Dec 19, 2020, 5:06 PM IST

India was annihilated on Day 3 of the first day-night Test in Adelaide, as it was shot out for 36, that happened to be its lowest Test total. Consequently, India lost the Test, as it trails 0-1 in defence of its Border-Gavaskar Trophy, won during its last visit, in 2018-19.

<p>India became a part of the ill-fated year, of 2020, as it was shot out for a paltry 36 on Day 3 of the first day-night Test, in Adelaide, on Saturday. Consequently, India lost the game by eight runs, despite earning a lead in the first innings, as it now trails 0-1 in its defence of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.</p>

India became a part of the ill-fated year, of 2020, as it was shot out for a paltry 36 on Day 3 of the first day-night Test, in Adelaide, on Saturday. Consequently, India lost the game by eight runs, despite earning a lead in the first innings, as it now trails 0-1 in its defence of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

<p>The score of 36 happened to be the side's lowest Test score in history, going past its previous low of 42. Meanwhile, following the same, fans vented their frustrations on Twitter, as they went on to slam head coach Ravi Shastri for making a mockery of the team. Here, we take a look at some of the reactions:</p>

The score of 36 happened to be the side's lowest Test score in history, going past its previous low of 42. Meanwhile, following the same, fans vented their frustrations on Twitter, as they went on to slam head coach Ravi Shastri for making a mockery of the team. Here, we take a look at some of the reactions:

<p>This user wants Shastri to come out at the press conference and deal with the bouncers of hard questions.</p>

This user wants Shastri to come out at the press conference and deal with the bouncers of hard questions.

<p>Meanwhile, this user feels this is how Shastri is inspiring Team India, with a bottle and glass of whiskey.</p>

Meanwhile, this user feels this is how Shastri is inspiring Team India, with a bottle and glass of whiskey.

<p>This user feels this is what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should do with Shastri.</p>

This user feels this is what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should do with Shastri.

<p>In a bold statement, this user bluntly blames Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli for the miserable performance.</p>

In a bold statement, this user bluntly blames Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli for the miserable performance.

<p>This user feels Shastri and his overconfidence with the side led to their downfall in this Test.</p>

This user feels Shastri and his overconfidence with the side led to their downfall in this Test.

<p>Interestingly, this user tries to signify the opening problem for Team India.</p>

Interestingly, this user tries to signify the opening problem for Team India.

<p><strong>Match summary:</strong> Electing to bat first, the Indians scored a total of 244, courtesy Kohli's 74. As for Australia, they were bowled out for just 191, thanks to Ashwin's 4/55. However, the second innings saw Indians collapsing at a paltry score for 36, on Day 3, with Josh Hazlewood (5/8) and Pat Cummins (4/21) wreaking havoc. In the end, it was a comfortable eight-wicket chase for the hosts, with Joe Burns staying unbeaten on 51.<br />
<strong>Brief scores: India 244 &amp; 36/9 (Myanak 9; Hazlewood 5/8, Cummins 4/21) lost to Australia 191 and 15/0 (Burns 51*; Ashwin 1/16) by eight wickets.</strong></p>

Match summary: Electing to bat first, the Indians scored a total of 244, courtesy Kohli's 74. As for Australia, they were bowled out for just 191, thanks to Ashwin's 4/55. However, the second innings saw Indians collapsing at a paltry score for 36, on Day 3, with Josh Hazlewood (5/8) and Pat Cummins (4/21) wreaking havoc. In the end, it was a comfortable eight-wicket chase for the hosts, with Joe Burns staying unbeaten on 51.
Brief scores: India 244 & 36/9 (Myanak 9; Hazlewood 5/8, Cummins 4/21) lost to Australia 191 and 15/0 (Burns 51*; Ashwin 1/16) by eight wickets.

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