The Indian cricket team has been facing huge criticism for their performance in the ongoing Test series against England. While Virat Kohli and co. showed fight at Birmingham, they were all over the place at Lord's. The visitors lost the second Test by an innings and 159 runs, a match in which they were bowled out twice in the space of two and a half days.
One of the biggest reasons behind their struggles in this series has been the batting. None of the Indian batters, barring Kohli, has gotten a half-century in the series. In the second Test, India were bowled out for 107 and 130 respectively, playing a mere 82.2 overs in total.
Following their abysmal display, fans have lost their cool and bashed the team left and right. One of those who has come out hard is former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' was disgraced by his team's performances at Lord's, terming it as "very poor".
His message on Twitter read, "Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don’t do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch. Hope they have the confidence and mental strength to comeback from this."
Having lost the toss and being put into bat, Kohli's India were bowled out by England bowlers for a mere 107, playing out just 35.2 overs. Under the cloudy conditions, the English pacers swung the ball and made Indian batters look like kids.
After England declared their innings at 396 for 7, the visitors were staring at an innings defeat. There was a lot pinned on the top-order of India, but the English bowlers made sure that it was repeat of the first innings. Murali Vijay was again removed for a duck, his second in this Test.
The following Indian batters got into double figures, before the England pacers sent them back to the pavilion. KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay and a half-fit Kohli all looked like getting a start, but were dismissed by some excellent swing bowling.
Just like the first innings, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin showed fight. They scored 26 and 33 respectively, but could do very little as the visitors were bowled out for 130.