Whom would blame for India's 1st test Defeat?

@mutpal74 (314)
India
February 11, 2010 12:53am CST
Hi all, Have you watched the first test where India got the Humiliating Innings defeat from SA. So whom would you held responsible for that? would it be selector?,Captain,Coach,Batsmen,Ballers ,pitch or the change of ball after Tea?
4 responses
• India
11 Feb 10
selectors.yes captain.no.he was not happy with the squad himself coach. cant do anything batsmen.surely bowlers.could have tried more pitch.a very good pitch change of ball.probably
@mutpal74 (314)
• India
11 Feb 10
Hi friend I agree with you with all but not to one as I do believe that the change of new ball was the turning point.What do you say?
• India
11 Feb 10
lets say dale steyn utilised the old ball and reverse swing better than indian bowlers in the first test and also in the last tour.
@coolsid2007 (1030)
• India
11 Feb 10
First of all... we have to keep in mind that SA played brilliantly, the best result India could have come up with was Draw, I think selectors could have been better in selection, I did not know who saha was untill this match, Badri is a good player, but we have better than him waiting for a chance What were Kohli, Karthik, Irfan and Yousuf doing? they atleast have first hand experience of playing international cricket, As for our Batting, i think Sachin and Vijay got out on a beauty in first innings, Gambhir could have added some more in either of innings, Dhoni got out to a difficult bowl, Can't complain much about Sehwag, he does not know any other way to bat. Bowlers, sure, they could have done much better, What the hell is wrong with Harbhajan and Ishant sharma, i think Ishant should be dropped for atleast couple of matches, Sree surely deserves a chance.
@mutpal74 (314)
• India
11 Feb 10
Yes I agree.I Guess the selectors have done too much experiments and shown very irresponsible manner by not trusting our experience Pathan bros,Virat and Larthik.
• India
11 Feb 10
lot of people are to be blamed for indias defeat.first of all its the fate that dravid and laxman couldnt play.then the indian batsmen,captain dhoni did nothing with the bat,gambhir didnt show his brilliance this time,badrinad although tried his best in the first innings but failed in tne crucial second innings,saha actually didnt deserve to be in tne team aand made no change in my opinion,and about sachin and sehwag who made centuries in one innings didnt made most of the goood start they got.sachins 100 was not enough,he could have shown some more of his experience.and about bowlers wventhough got eaarlybreakthrougs did nothing later.spinners were an absolute failure.bhaji was totally irresponsible.
@mutpal74 (314)
• India
11 Feb 10
Yes to all but what do you say about change of ball after tea.For me that was the turning point.
• India
11 Feb 10
definitly selectors. what a poor squad it was , i think it wold be the worst suad of indians ever. dohni said that he was not happy with squad,so we cant blame him. batsmen were out of form ,they should have taken much more responsibility. as ususl the bowling was very poor.