Team India faced an unexpected loss by a narrow margin of 28 runs against England in the first Test of the five-match series. Both teams played this match in Hyderabad; the visitors prevailed in the end while defending the target of 231 runs in the fourth innings of the match.
Young England debutant Tom Hartley stunned everyone with his sensational spell as he scalped 7 wickets to help his side win the series opener of the five-match Test Series.
Meanwhile, the senior Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who is also an active commentator came up with his opinion on India’s loss against England; he also indicated the ‘fear of failure’ factor in the Indian sense of ‘upbringing’ of the individuals.
“Today, for me, was a very revealing about how cultures differ. As we were growing up being Indians, somewhere, the fear of failure was ingrained in us. I genuinely wish all the fans understand why sometimes it can be hard for (Indian) top-order batters to be free in their minds to play shots that they want to play. They want to as well, but the fear of failure just pulls them back a little bit,” said Karthik on Cricbuzz.
"They had been outplayed at different points" - Dinesh Karthik about India's performance in the first Test
Furthermore, Karthik also spoke about the body language of Rohit Sharma’s men on the third day of the Hyderabad Test, the day on which Ollie Pope scored an amazing century in England’s favour to put them in a commanding position.
“A lot of India who watched this Test match got the impression that at the end of Day 3, they were tired and lacked body language. Somewhere, they had been outplayed at different points in time, but India did not have answers to a lot of the questions that England have asked,” said the veteran wicketkeeper-batter.
“The intensity which is required sometimes to push on those tough days, yesterday (Day 3) because of what England came up with, I think India did not have answers. The after-effect of that is what we are seeing today,” he added later.