London: India's whitewash against England at the Oval on Monday; their first since the 1999-2000 (0-2) loss against South Africa has been heavily crticised by former players. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and pace bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu were devastated at the 0-4 whitewash.
"It was a very embarrassing performance. It is our worst defeat in recent times. We were completely outplayed. Right from the word go, everything went against us. Zaheer Khan, who was bowling beautifully, got injured at a crucial time.
"We dropped many catches on the first day of the first Test at Lord's. Thereafter, we lost the advantage under overcast conditions. England piled up a big total and that put pressure on our batsmen," Vengsarkar told MiD DAY.