“Tackling spin has gone out of style,” says IND vs SL 2021. – VVS Laxman is concerned about Team India’s young hitters’ problems.

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Former India batsman VVS Laxman believes that the young hitters’ inability to adequately tackle spin on slow pitches in Sri Lanka is a cause for concern. The youths, according to Laxman, appear to be only focused on power hitting. As a result, in Sri Lanka, their lack of preparedness against quality spin was exposed.

Once winning the ODI series, Team India lost the T20I series 1-2 due to the absence of most of their important players after COVID-19 arrived in the visitors’ camp.

In his Times of India column, Laxman wrote on Team India’s batting performance, saying:

“This tour has emphasized how much work India’s young batsmen still have ahead of them. The inability to convert starts into high scores, as well as a significant drop in standards while playing quality spin on slow fields, are two areas of concern.”
He went on to say:

“In fact, the latter has been a concern for quite some time. Young batters have become so enamored with power hitting and playing at a fast pace that addressing spin has fallen out of favor. Coaches at the NCA and those with state teams must instill in their wards the components required to maneuver the ball by bringing soft hands into play, among other things, to halt this alarming trend.”

Team India scored 132 for 5 in the second T20I and 81 for 8 in the decider, losing both games despite having only five batters..

VVS Laxman missed an opportunity for Team India’s young batsmen.

After most of their major players were ruled out of the remaining two matches, Laxman recognized that Team India faced a difficult task.

He still believes that the team’s young batters were missing out on opportunities. In his column, the former cricketer explained:

“Some of India’s young batsmen will be resentful of the opportunities they were denied. True, after Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid, India was reduced to just five specialist batters and lost nine players, and the pitches for the previous two T20s were far from perfect for the format. Adversity, on the other hand, is the finest place to show character.”

After most of their major players were ruled out of the remaining two matches, Laxman recognized that Team India faced a difficult task.

He still believes that the team’s young batters were missing out on opportunities. In his column, the former cricketer explained:

“Some of India’s young batsmen will be resentful of the opportunities they were denied. True, after Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid, India was reduced to just five specialist batters and lost nine players, and the pitches for the previous two T20s were far from perfect for the format. Adversity, on the other hand, is the finest place to show character.”

Laxman singled out young Team India leg-spinner Rahul Chahar for praise, saying that he took all three wickets that fell in the final T20I and gave the team something to cheer about. According to Laxman,

“Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy had decent outings, but it was Rahul Chahar who drew my attention. The leggie was aggressive, offensive, and penetrative, all of which should help him qualify for the T20 World Cup later this year.”

On Friday, Team India, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, came home from Sri Lanka. Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, and K Gowtham, who all tested positive for COVID-19, as well as Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw, remained in Sri Lanka. On special permission, Yadav and Shaw will fly to England for the Test series.




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