is no.1 test side tag affecting india's performance.

India
December 26, 2010 10:54am CST
indian team is performing very well from last couple of years but i feel its the pressure of being no .1 side and the expectations from indian publing mounting on the indian team and affecting the performance.i feel it has hyped quite a bit as the series of world no .1 side which has really pressurised the team because indian team is not new to these conditions as players like sachin dravid and many other indian players does have enough experience of african soil.its the pressure which may not allowing indian team to play freely.hope indian team would do better job in this 2nd test match.
4 responses
@debs90 (547)
• India
26 Dec 10
ya true... India is under pressure to defend their no. 1 tag. They are the Favourites. So, they must perform well. On the other hand SA has nothing to loose. Sachin is a genius. He is playing for 2 decades. This sort of rankings don't affect him anymore.
• India
26 Dec 10
hope they would play better in this game and it wouldnot be one side affair as it was in first test.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
26 Dec 10
Hi shailesh, Does not it sound funny that India being the number one test team is struggling hard to save face. I often wonder what comes up with the Indian players that they do not play up to their potentiality? Something is wrong somewhere.
• India
26 Dec 10
definitely india has to learn to face the pressure situations and to come up with flying colors when they are under pressure .actually this has been india's biggest weakness from long time which cause india the 1996,2003 world cup.so it would be interesting to see how india faces this challenges and how can they find some way to come back in this series.and this would be definitely a big boost for the world cup if they could draw or win this series and then it would definitely send a strong messsge to all other teams about the character of indian team.
@Jussie (15)
• South Africa
26 Dec 10
Its realy sad but its only Tendulkar thats worth whatching in the indian side. Wow his realy phenominal the way he bats with great composure .
• India
26 Dec 10
Jussie ya mate..he is the god of the cricket.but i feel even sachin is feeling some pressure now as everyone is expecting him to score heavily in every match and which had shown when he was on the verge of his 50 th ton.hope he would win this series for india because this can be the last tour for him to southafrica.:).keep mylotting.
@amitvn (48)
27 Dec 10
I think while playing cricket no one cares of the ranking actually...they are only for the fans of cricket....indian team always had this problem of inconsistent performance from its player and this is the big reason that they loose.. :(