After Lyon gets India’s best batsman, Ganguly takes a sharp dig at Rohit

The India cricket team had found themselves in a spot of trouble as they had lost 4 wickets at a score of 71, after which a beast of a delivery from Mitchell Starc dismissed Kohli for 14. However, a 73-run stand between Jadeja and Rahane revived India. And just as it felt that it could turn into something imposing for the Aussies, Nathan Lyon removed "India's best batter" with a stunning delivery.

While speaking on-air for Star Sports, Ganguly took a brutal dig at captain Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid after the dismissal of Jadeja by Lyon, referring to the team's decision to drop Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI despite him being the No. 1 bowler in the ICC Test rankings.

Ganguly said, "Who says an off spinner can’t play on a green pitch? Left-handed batters Ravindra Jadeja and Nathan Lyon He has more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. At this moment, he dismissed India’s best batter. " It had both turn and bounce."

He further said that "India missed a trick by not including a match-winner like R Ashwin. In hindsight, it seems he would have been a better call, as Jadeja isn’t getting the support from the other end. Jadeja is putting pressure from his end, but there is no one to choke the flow of runs from the other side."

The former captain of team India was also full of praise for Lyon for providing Australia with that much-needed breakthrough, as he added, "Remember, he doesn’t only take wickets in the sub-continent. He takes wickets in Australia as well. Brilliant seam position, there was bounce, and it drifted slightly as well. It’s not that the ball doesn’t grip when there is grass. For me, he is all-time great."

Jun 9, 2023 5:15 AM