New Delhi: While India did manage to pull off a good chase to beat Australia in Adelaide on Sunday, there are still a few departments which need a lot of work. Top of the list has to be the Indian batsmen's tendency to throw their wickets away at crucial junctures when there's absolutely no need to play rash shots.
Take this. Virat Kohli was batting superbly on 31 in the 1st ODI vs Australia, till a rush of blood saw him throw away his wicket. In the second ODI, Suresh Raina had settled down after scoring 24 vs Sri Lanka, but he couldn't resist playing an awkward pull shot and perished. In the 4th ODI vs the Aussies, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir had put on 76...But on 33, Rohit decided to pretty much gift his wicket.
These are all instances of Indian batsmen throwing their wickets away. Instances that point at perhaps one of the biggest chinks in the Indian ODI armour.