Vaughan criticizes India’s batting approach
Former England captain Michael Vaughan wasn’t too impressed with India’s batting approach that saw them 250 for 9 at the end of first day’s play against Australia.
Vaughan feels Indian batsmen gave their wicket away by trying to play aggressively on a good track at the Adelaide Oval. Apart from Chetashwar Pujara, who scored 123 runs, none of the batsmen couldn’t hold their grip on the crease.
Vaughan told Fox Sports:
“I think they’ve got the approach wrong. I think they’ve gone too aggressive. You look at all their dismissals and all four were through batsman error. It’s very much a normal Adelaide wicket. You know there will be a short amount of movement on day one. In this heat, as a batting unit you have to be disciplined and earn the right to score your runs later in the day. India didn’t do that.”
However, the former English captain doesn’t feel that the visitors have underestimated the struggling Aussies, but it was their tactics that went all wrong.
“They haven’t underestimated Australia, they’ve just got their tactics wrong. They’ve come out too bullish. Against quality bowlers, if you play like that you run the risk of losing four quick wickets like they have done.”
Indian captain Virat Kohli departed for only 3 runs courtesy of a blinder of a catch from Usman Khawaja at gully while well set Rohit Sharma (37) threw his wicket away after playing a reckless shot and in the end, it was the total highlight of India’s batting approach on the first day.