India vs West Indies, Sir Andy Roberts on Team India: Next month, the Indian cricket team has to go on a tour of the West Indies for a series of two Tests, three ODIs and five T20 matches. Former Caribbean veteran Sir Andy Roberts has given a big statement before India’s tour of the West Indies. He said that arrogance has crept into the Indian cricket team.
After Team India’s defeat in the final of the second edition of the World Test Championship against Australia and ahead of the tour of West Indies, former Caribbean legend Sir Andy Roberts criticized the Indian men’s cricket team, saying that arrogance has crept into the team.
Mid-day quoted Andy Roberts as saying, “It is arrogance that has crept into Indian cricket and through this India has undermined the rest of the world. India have to decide what their focus is – Test cricket Or limited overs cricket. T20 cricket will run its course. There is no competition between bat and ball.”
Roberts, who spearheaded West Indies’ flamboyant bowling line-up in the 1970s and 1980s, pointed out that India have some very good players, but they haven’t done well away from home. Roberts said, “I expected India to show their batting prowess. I didn’t see any bright spots in the final. Although Ajinkya Rahane fought hard, he injured his hand. Shubman Gill looks good when he plays those shots.” But he stands on leg stump and is often bowled or caught behind the wicket.”
He further said, “He has good hands, but he (Virat Kohli) should go after the ball. Got a brilliant ball from Mitchell Starc in the first innings, though. India have some very good players, but they haven’t got reliable runs away from home. not performed.”
Roberts also expressed surprise at not playing India’s top-order Test bowler and top off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He said, “It was ridiculous to drop Ashwin. How can you not pick your best spinner?”