India's spineless show is sub-continental shame: Akram
Friday, 20 January 2012 15:54
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MELBOURNE: Pakistani bowling great Wasim Akram says the defeats against Australia exposed India's ageing stalwarts' "physical inadequacies" and labelled team's abject capitulation as "sub-continental shame".
Akram said being the homeland lions would not help Indian cricket in any way.
"Perth should be an eye-opener for Indian cricket. Seven straight overseas Test losses should send the BCCI a clear message: there is something seriously wrong in the way India are playing cricket and a team that was recently world No. 1 cannot afford to be just kings at home.
"India's abject surrender is a sub-continental shame," Akram said. India have suffered crushing defeats in the all the three Tests played so far.
"The conditions at Perth and Sydney exposed the physical inadequacies of an ageing cricketer," Akram was quoted as saying by 'The Advertiser'.
"Hot and humid conditions can be physically taxing and at the WACA, at least three senior Indian batsmen were simply too tired to move their feet and tackle a moving ball after fielding for almost two days.
" Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Tendulkar have been legends but past laurels don't win you matches," he said.
Akram said India deserves all the criticism it is facing. "The criticism of the Indian team is fully justified. The onus is now on the Indian selectors, who have to take some brave decisions. You need to accept reality and move on.
Source: The Times of India
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