Ravi Shastri, Bangar answerable, else India will keep losing: Sourav Ganguly

Ravi Shastri, Bangar answerable, else India will keep losing: Sourav Ganguly
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England clinched the 5 match series and are in the 3-1 lead in the test series as India slumped to a 60-run defeat in the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday.

India after keeping the series alive with a resounding win in the third test, the visitors came close to edging their counterparts but were let down by another poor batting display.

Sourav Ganguly has raised questions over the teams batting ability. He opined that members of the team management including head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Sanjay Bangar should be answerable for issues that have been troubling the team.

“This batting lineup hasn’t been making runs for a long time now. If you look at India’s overseas performances from 2011 until now, they have lost every big series. When Virat Kohli is at the crease it seems that he is playing against totally different bowlers as compared to when the other batsmen are batting. I believe that the batting ability of the current players has gone down. There are a lot of reasons for this. Firstly, the players are short of confidence, whether you look at (Cheteshwar) Pujara or (Ajinkya) Rahane, you’ll find that four years ago, the latter was matching Kohli shot-by-shot in Adelaide which is not the case at the moment. The same goes for Pujara too.”