Board President’s XI captain Gautam Gambhir dedicated his unimpressive bowlers and abhorrent a collapsed clue for their lacklustre appearance on the aperture day of the countdown bout adjoin Australia.
“Bowlers did a acceptable job. There was not too abundant in the wicket. Our bowlers were up adjoin a affection ancillary and they had to basin on a collapsed track. Still, they did a appropriate job,” Gambhir told reporters.
All the Indian bowlers accepted absolutely big-ticket at a asleep Sector 16 amphitheater angle as Australia accumulated up a huge 319 for one on the aboriginal day, with the openers Shane Watson (115) and Simon Katich (104 retired hurt) bearing a 232-run aperture partnership.
Gambhir additionally dedicated pacer Sreesanth, who bootless to impress, giving abroad 41 runs in his 13 overs afterwards any success, adage fast bowlers booty time to balance the accent afterwards an abrasion lay-off.
“He (Sreesanth) is advancing aback afterwards an injury. You accept got to accord some advantage to him. He approved his best,” Gambhir said.
Australians had accustomed that about-face beat played an important role back they toured India two years ago and now Gambhir said affection bowlers such as Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma’s adeptness to move the brawl would be acute in the accessible Test series.