As India’s current four-match series against Australia ended in a humbling loss in the third Test at Indore, captain Rohit Sharma made an odd remark.
In a Test match that came to a close in the first session of day three at Holkar Cricket Stadium, the visiting team defeated the host team by nine wickets on a pitch that was conducive to spin.
Despite justifying his team’s setback under home conditions, the Indian captain chose to focus on the previous year’s Test series in Pakistan during the post-match news conference.
The right-hander claimed that while India made the current series exciting for the fans, cricket fans weren’t thrilled with the three-match Test series played in Pakistan last year.
For the game to last five days, it must be played well. Games no longer last five days even outside of India, according to the Indian captain at the post-game press conference.
It is important to note that Australia, led by Pat Cummins, has qualified for the ongoing ICC Test Championship 2021–23 final after winning 11 of the team’s 18 matches during the cycle.
But, the fourth and final game against Australia in Ahmedabad will decide India’s fate for the last berth. If they lose or tie, they will have to wait until the final.