Just a while ago, India lost the second match against Australia in Perth by 146 runs. The team collapsed like a pack of cards to the nasty bowling attack of the hosts as they chased 287 runs in the second innings. The visitors got bundled out on a meagre score of 140 runs. None of the Indian batsmen from India could go beyond the 30-run mark. Yesterday on the day 4 India had already lost four wickets and today, it was Rishabh Pant, Hunuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah who made way to the pavilion before the lunch of Day 5. Virat Kohli vs Tim Paine War Intensifies on the Day 4 of India vs Australia 2018, 2nd Test; Umpires Intervene (Watch Video).
The defeated did not go down well with the netizens, they slammed the Virat Kohli and company for their shoddy performance in Perth. The netizens minced no words for slamming the Indian team as they posted nasty tweets. "India by 146" At the end of Adelaide Test, our COACH's swagger & ARROGANCE was unbelievable. Now, what has he got to say? @BCCI @imVkohli,” read a tweet. Marcus Harris Sledges Rishabh Pant During Day 5 of IND vs AUS; Says, ‘If You Get Out You Can Go Out and Disco Tonight’ (Watch Video).
— Anand K.Vajapeyam (@vajapeyam) December 18, 2018
This netizen wants Virat to quit captaincy.
#ViratKohli not only need to be dropped as captain but need to be dropped from test team as he more liability as captain than player !
India won matches all due to others players never won due to him.#INDvAUS
— DrSankalp (@DrSankalp) December 18, 2018
This social media user questioned the team selection.
— Naved Alig (@Navedali1988) December 18, 2018
“How many critical tests overseas India has lost because of Virat Kohli's whimsical team selection... Precious chances to grab low hanging tests series are squandered in SA and Eng and now may be in Australia... #IndAus #AUSvsIND #indiavsaustralia #INDvAUS,” read a tweet.
How many critical tests overseas India has lost because of Virat Kohli's whimsical team selection... Precious chances to grab low hanging tests series are squandered in SA and Eng and now may be in Australia... #IndAus #AUSvsIND #indiavsaustralia #INDvAUS
— Tarun Sharmaa (@tarunkabier) December 18, 2018
The next match will be at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2018. India will surely look forward to pulling up their strings and come up with a victory. Hardik Pandya and Mayank Pandey will be added to the squad for the third Test match.