Coach defends Indian effort

With Indian players enduring a forgettable outing, though only 30.4 overs were bowled on the day, fielding coach R Sridhar was deputed to front up the media and the former Hyderabad player did a good job of defending the team’s ‘performance.’

“For the major part of the innings, the fielding was good,” he said when asked about missed catches. “In ground fielding, everyone was chipping in. Yes there were a few drops, but it was all down to so many breaks and conditions. But overall the fielding was pretty impressive. Nobody will be happy when you put down catches.

The point is that we gave our best. Players are working really hard to do well on the field. There are good days and there are bad days but as long as effort is there, it’s fine,” he remarked.

While defending India’s bowling plans, Sridhar lauded Australia’s batting. “Give Aussie batsmen the credit. I thought they played really well. Credit to (Steve) Smith, (Michael) Clarke and (David) Warner on a good Test wicket. We had plans and tried executing them. Some went right and others went off the mark sometimes. But credit must also go to the batsmen.”

Despite Australia’s obvious control over the match, Sridhar said the captain and the team remained upbeat. “There was a very positive talk by the skipper at the end of the day’s play. We are here as a cricket unit to play good cricket. We back each other all the time. Batsmen are very confident that they will make up for the (lack of) bowling effort,” he offered.

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