Sunil Gavaskar criticizes India’s practice following the Centurion defeat. “Intra-squad is a joke because would your fast bowlers bowl extremely fast to your batters,” Gavaskar told reporters.
Sunil Gavaskar expressed worries about India’s lack of practice matches against local teams. Prior to the Centurion Test against South Africa in a candid evaluation following India’s crushing defeat in the Centurion Test. The Proteas dominated the game, winning by an innings and 32 runs. India struggled, scoring 245 and 131 in their two innings, whereas South Africa scored 408 in their single innings.
Gavaskar cited the lack of warm-up matches as a possible factor in India’s defeat. Despite battling centuries from KL Rahul and a courageous 76-run knock from Virat Kohli, the team faced an uphill task. The legendary cricketer’s conversation focused on examining India’s inadequacies in the match. Gavaskar pointing to the team’s lack of preparation as a cause in their failure.
“The reasons are simple: you didn’t play any matches here.” It doesn’t work to play Test matches right away. You did, indeed, send the India A team. The India A team should come before the tour, according to Gavaskar on Star Sports.
“After you arrive here, you must play practice matches. ” Intra-squad is a joke because your fast bowlers would throw bouncers to your batsmen because they would be afraid of harming their batters. ” He continued.
Team India conducts intra-squad behind closed doors
The Indian team held a match simulation at the Tuks Oval in Pretoria. A stone’s throw away from the Supersport Park in Centurion. Where the first Test was planned, before of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. The media, on the other hand, found themselves on the sidelines when the coaching staff, lead by Rahul Dravid, chose a closed-door session.
This was done to keep their methods hidden from inquisitive eyes and to keep a tight lid on the proceedings. The Indian cricket team, renowned for periodically utilizing this ‘Closed Door’ policy during tactical training, extended the limitation throughout the session, similar to closed-door practices found in worldwide football settings during tactical training.