Former England captain Nasser Hussain has given advise to the Indian top-order hitters after their humbling defeat to Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, advising them to take lessons from players like Babar Azam and Kane Williamson.
Early on the fifth day of a thrilling match at The Oval Sunday, Australia secured a commanding 209-run win. Australia won the World Tennis Championship for the first time after dismissing India for 234 before lunch on day five after setting an unlikely 444-run goal.
“Really disappointed with the Indian hitters. Their supporters may attack me for stating this, but I believe the Indian top order should observe Babar and Kane for advice on how to handle pacers when the ball is moving. Hussain said on Sky Sport, “Both of them do it so late.
There was still some optimism for India that they may pull off a record fourth-innings chase on the last day since Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were undefeated on Day four.
Boland, though, got things going in the opening hour by dismissing Ravindra Jadeja and Kohli in the same over. As Australia bowled out India for 234, they also claimed wickets from Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc to secure the victory.
India lost the World Test Championship finals for the second time in a row; they also lost to New Zealand in 2021.