Ind VS Aus: Series Still Open, Says Sachin

Mumbai: After a humiliating loss by India against Australia, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar came up with a message to lift spirits of Indian team.

It is a tough Test match for India. It is a part and parcel of the game, loss in first test doesna��t mean that series is lost, it is still wide open, Sachin said in a message to Indian Team.

I know the spirit of Indian team very well, they will bounce back, Australian team knows very well about this becoz when we beat them , we knew that they will try hard to come back , I have no doubt that Indian team will fight and compete in coming tests, he added.

Another legend of Indian cricket Sunil Gavaskar was not convinced with the performance of Indian team in second innings. Completing match in half an hour after tea is not acceptable, Indian batsmen should learn to stay at the crease, he felt after Indian team collapsed for 107 in second innings.

Finishing two innings in 75 overs shows the carelessness of Indian team which disappoints, this is one of the worst defeats I have seen, Sunil Gavaskar added.

There were serious concerns in Indian team after Australia defeated home team in just 3 days. Former players criticized the curator of pitch which was not prepared according to the need of the team and that was the main cause for Indian defeat. They should not forget about the visiting team which fought well on the same pitch with bat and ball.

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