🇮🇳 were given a rude shock😱 by NZ in the World T20 opener on Tuesday at Nagpur. On a raging turner😳, 🇮🇳 were given a taste of their own medicine💊 by NZ's part-time / inexperienced spinners. So much so that Mitchell Santner, who is known for 'non-spinning' sliders😅, was squaring up the likes of Rohit and Kohli😲. Last year, India had bowled out South Africa for just 79 at Nagpur as 🇮🇳's spinners ruled the roost over them in a Test match. The pitch copped a lot of criticism then. But trying to repeat it in a T20 game was suicidal🙆, especially with NZ having 3 spinners in their ranks. The nature of the pitch meant that 🇮🇳's strength - which is to bat the opposition out of the game💪 - was negated. But even then, to come short in a chase of 127 by 47 runs is criminal😡. The approach of the batsmen was lackadaisical and suicidal, especially Raina and Yuvi who got themselves out in disappointing fashion👎. As Dhoni said🔈 after the game - "our batsmen lacked application".
Spot on, MS❗
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