Team India suffered an embarrassing defeat against the Australian team in the first Test match at Pune, which also ended a 19-match unbeaten run for Virat Kohli‘s world number one team.
Now, the hosts are ready for the 2nd Test to be played in Bengaluru and much will depend on whether skipper Kohli, who had a match to forget with scores of 0 and 13, can rediscover the form which has brought him four double centuries since last July.
Meanwhile, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has backed the Indian cricket team to bounce back from the embarrassing defeat, saying that the home team have the batters and bowlers to win the series. He also said that Kohli is a human and he had to fail one day.
“Kohli is human and he had to fail one day. He failed in both innings in Pune. I think he played a little bit of a loose shot in the first innings outside the off stump but the Australians bowled him there,” Ganguly told India today.
Ganguly also even compared his performance with that of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was known to be at his best against the Aussies.
“To watch those four back-to-back Test match hundreds against Australia in Australia (was surreal). I have not seen even Sachin Tendulkar do that,” Ganguly said.