Mumbai: Former Test stalwarts on Saturday, blamed the pathetic batting performance by the star-studded Indian batting line-up for its 0-4 rout in the Test series against Australia and said heads have to roll following the country's second successive whitewash overseas.
"Our batting failed miserably. (Australia captain) Michael Clarke and (Ricky) Ponting batted beautifully and rallied them from situations when they were three wickets down. The fielding was poor, especially close-in catching, and the overall performance of the Indian team was extremely poor," said former captain and ex-chief selector Dilip Vengsakar while reacting to the defeat.
Another former middle-order stalwart Chandu Borde was also forthcoming by saying it was an abject failure of the strong (on paper) batting as a unit for the shocking display in Australia.