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“Foot Work Has Been Poor”, Dilip Vengsarkar Slams Australian Batters

Former Indian cricket team skipper Dilip Vengsarkar slams Australian batters after the visitors were beaten in the second match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Sunday.

Dilip Vengsarkar Slams Australian Batters

During the Australia tour of India 2023, both teams will play 4 Tests and 3 ODI matches. India won the first 2 tests and leads the 4 match Test series. While India won the second Test by 6 wickets while the hosts won the first Test by an inning and 132 runs.

The first session of Day 3 saw Australia lose eight wickets for just 80 runs with most of them gifting their wickets while playing the sweep shot. Vengsarkar believes that the margin of error is too low and the Aussies lacked the proper skill set.

“The unfortunate part is, batting against spinners is an art, and Australians are not used to playing good quality spin. Sweep could be an important part of your game plan but also the margin of error is very small,” Vengsarkar told PTI.

“It is tough to have control over sweep, like the hook shot off pacers. Shockingly the foot work has been poor. The skill level is not there. I don’t see a lot of them stepping out and driving.”

“They want to reverse sweep these days. Sometimes you have to grind for runs, that aspect of batting you don’t see that much. DRS have also made it tougher for the batters. They are given out lbw even with a full stride on. Everyone wants to play with the ball all the time (and not use the pad),” he said.

In the second Test match, Jadeja bagged 3 wickets in 1st inning while bagged 7 wickets in the second inning. Jadeja bagged the man of the match award for his outstanding performance in the 2nd Test.

India vs Australia 3rd Test match will be played on March 1 in Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

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