A DAY after India was outplayed by West Indies in a six wickets victory in the second ODI at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, former fast-bowler Venkatesh Prasad made a scathing remark over the side’s recent performances, saying that people have become used to celebrating mediocre performances.
Batting first in the second ODI, India were bowled out for just 181, after being 90 for no loss at one point, with batting experiments backfiring. West Indies chased down the total comfortably with 80 balls to spare, with skipper Shai Hope remaining unbeaten on 63.
Venkatesh Prasad Blames Poor Intent For Team India’s Poor Performance
Prasad further said that Team India’s poor approach to the game and attitude are key factors for the team’s shambolic show in recent years.
The West Indies defeat the much-fancied India, minus the rested duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, in an ODI for the first time since December 2019 to level the series 1-1 and set up a series decider at Port of Spain on Tuesday.
The series is a part of the side’s build-up to the Men’s ODI World Cup, to be held in India from October 5 to November 19, and be in the quest for breaking a drought of a decade with no major tournament victory.