Azharuddin critical of India top order

5 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Former skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has criticised India’s batters following their series defeat against England, reports

India slumped to a 60-run loss to England in the fourth Test at Southampton on Sunday, a defeat which saw them reduced to a 3-1 series deficit in the five-Test series.

Virat Kohli has been the one shining light for India during the first four Tests, with the in-form captain have already amassed a whopping 544 runs at an average of 68. But his teammates have failed to fire on English shores, with Cheteshwar Pujara the only other India player to score a century through the first four Tests and the remainder of the top order failing to impress.

Many of the India top order have failed to adjust to the English conditions and Azharuddin said far too much was left to Kohli and the middle order.

“We lost the series because of poor batting and our batsmen were committing the same mistakes throughout,” Azharuddin told The Times of India.