India vs England 2018: Insult and injury as India lose Lord’s Test

Written by Sriram Veera
| London |
Updated: August 13, 2018 6:55:09 am

Virat Kohli reacts after suffering a back injury against England. (Reuters Photo)

“What’s the feeling back home and in the press about the Indian team selection,” asks a member of England team management as R Ashwin and Hardik Pandya try their best to delay the inevitable. Don’t try to guess, but it was someone decently high in the pecking order. You mumble out something about surprise and of bafflement, and he nods before adding, “Same here.” It was gloomy, rainy and they had already lost a day’s play when they went for the toss and India still picked two spinners. Having said that, would that have made a difference to the end result? Possibly not but it reflected the (questionable) thinking in the team. Does it come to the inadequacy of Indian batsmen…

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