Latest Cricket News: Twitterati slam James Anderson for criticising Joe Root’s tactics for England’s defeat in the second Test against India

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Latest Cricket News: At Lord’s, the second Test between India and England was a thrilling contest. On Day 5, the hosts were in command of the match and needed to get rid of India’s tail in order to set up an easy run-chase for themselves. However, it was at this point when Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami put India in command with an unbeaten 89-run combination for the 9th wicket. In response, England was bowled out for 120, giving India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Following the match, the England team was slammed by commentators for their tactics against Indian tail-enders. Former England captain Michael Vaughan blamed the strategic blunder at Lord’s on the experienced duo of James Anderson and Joe Root. “, he explained “Rishabh Pant had more fielders on the boundary than Jasprit Bumrah. When you have players like Joe Root and James Anderson, who have played over 100 Test matches, how can that happen?”

Joe Root’s emotions got the best of him: Anderson

In the midst of it all, James Anderson has suddenly declared that he had no involvement in the techniques. The 39-year-old has shockingly placed all blame on Joe Root for sending Mark Wood into the attack to bowl bouncers at Indian tail-enders in retaliation. In the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah had disturbed James Anderson by bowling a barrage of short-pitch deliveries aimed at his helmet.

Anderson stated of England’s tactics on Day 5 at Lord’s, ” “I believe Joe brought Mark Wood in and took me off when he mentioned getting a few things wrong, possibly when Bumrah came in. That’s the kind of thing he’s talking about when he says his emotions are getting the best of him “During an appearance on the Tailenders podcast.

“That was more of a case of wanting to give him a taste of his own medicine than of attempting to get him out. You could just keep me on and watch if he plays any huge shots or whatever, whereas he immediately went with Mark Wood “Added he.

Fans slam Anderson for putting the entire blame on the captain

Following Anderson’s comments on the podcast against his skipper, social media users pointed out that the veteran bowler should have gone to Joe Root during the match to offer him advice. While some referred to Anderson as a “cry baby,” others said that playing the blame game after the Test was “vintage Jimmy.”

Some individuals also pointed out that the 39-year-old shouldn’t have uttered these personal things in the middle of the show.

Take a look at how fans reacted on Twitter

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