New Delhi. Team India’s opener Mayank Agarwal failed in the first innings of the third match against South Africa. He got out after scoring just 15 runs. Agarwal was given life on 0, but he could not take advantage of it and return to the pavilion off Kagiso Rabada. The right-hander was working hard on the new ball outside off-stump, which he could have left alone. He has not been able to make a big score so far after scoring 60 runs in the first Test. Meanwhile, now veteran Sunil Gavaskar has told what is wrong with Team India’s opener. What is the problem with his technique?
Gavaskar while commenting said that when the ball moves, Agarwal has a problem. The reason for this is his bat speed. The 30-year-old cricketer came on the tour of Africa with a brilliant century in the home series against New Zealand and in such a situation his form is not in question, but his technique has definitely been questioned. He said that when the ball hits the middle of the bat, Agarwal appears to be a much better batsman, but when the ball moves a little, then the bat speed gets him into trouble. When he was on 0, we saw him taking the edge of the bat. That would have been a great catch. How fast did his bat go to the ball?
Gavaskar further said that Agarwal should have kept his bat close to the pad. This could have helped them. He said that in Test cricket, leaving the ball is important. He said that actually if the bat and pad were closer, he would have played and missed, but it was not so. There is an aspect to dropping the ball in Test cricket. Try to drop the ball as much as you can in the first hour.