A cricket-mad India reacted with shock and disbelief on Sunday after Virat Kohli’s men registered the country’s lowest Test innings score in the opening day-night contest against Australia in Adelaide.
More than the eight-wicket defeat inside three days, it was the spectacular meltdown of India’s vaunted batting line-up in the second innings that dominated discussion in India.
A photo of Kohli with lowered head was printed on the front page of the Times of India newspaper, along with the 10 single-digit scores recorded by the Indian batsmen who were dismissed for 36.
“No this is not a phone number. It’s the score of the Indian line-up (in order of dismissal) in the 2nd innings at Adelaide,” the newspaper said.