India’s fourth inning bowling was absolutely listless: Virender Sehwag reacts to Edgbaston’s Test loss

Reacting to the result of the Edgbaston test match, Virender Sehwag tweeted that India were disappointed with their batsmen and bowlers.

Indian players leave the pitch after their defeat on day five of the Edgbaston Test. PA

Virender Sehwag has slammed Indian bowling after their Edgbaston test defeat. England’s seven-wicket win in the rescheduled fifth Test helped the hosts weather the 2-2 series and retain the Pataudi Trophy.

Chasing a target of 378 runs, England galloped to the finish line in 77 overs after losing just three wickets. Former skipper Joe Root scored 142 unstretched runs while in-form Jonny Bairstow broke an unbeaten 114, his second game century.

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The Indian bowlers who had brushed aside England for just 284 in the first innings struggled in the second down with the pitch offering little help. Only captain Jasprit Bumrah was among the wickets as he scalped two. The other dismissal, that of Alex Lees, was a run-out.

Reacting to the outcome of the game, Sehwag tweeted that India were disappointed with “listless” bowling.

“Congratulations England on your most successful chase. India have quite a few issues to deal with, only Pujara & Pant top 6 and Jadeja batting brilliantly, but the batsman needs to be fit. Bowling in the fourth inning was absolutely listless,” he tweeted.

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Also in a tweet, Sehwag called Root the “best test drummer” in the world after the latter completed his century. “4th cent test in the series for this amazing Run machine, Joe Root. The best test batsman in the world right now,” Sehwag wrote.

Meanwhile, India will be looking to quickly overcome the disappointment of the Test defeat at Edgbaston as the three-game T20I series against England begins on July 7.

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