After the massive 333-run defeat to Australia within three days of the opening Test, former India skipper Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday had a message for Virat Kohli and his boys that is bound to lift their spirits. Captain Kohli himself described the hosts’ meek batting display in the opening Test against Australia in Pune as the team’s worst in the last two years. The world’s number one Test side was bundled out for 105 in the first innings and 107 in the second as the visitors took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series following their sensational win at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday.
Tendulkar, who Kohli regards as his cricketing idol, said one loss does not decide the outcome of a long series.
“Coming to India-Australia Test series, it was a tough Test match for us. But it is a part and parcel of the game. The loss (in the first Test) does not mean that the series is lost, the series is still wide open,” Tendulkar said