Chennai: Inexperienced, unfamiliar players; The Indian cricket team won a historic victory in Brisbane, Australia by dusting off the Kangaroos with a hostile environment and full potential. But within a few days, everything had turned upside down. Despite the return of the star players and playing on home soil, Team India suffered a shocking defeat in the first international match after the Covid crisis. In the much-awaited Chennai Test, India took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series by stopping India by a huge margin of 226 runs. India were bowled out for 182 in the fifth innings on the fifth day after a hard-fought 420-run victory over Bhangaruja. The impact of the team’s embarrassing defeat not only affected the current series, but also dropped Kohli to fourth place in the points table at the World Test Championships. Similarly, India’s domestic winning streak has also been shattered. Was the second tier team good? England scored a massive 59 runs in the first innings of the Chennai Test, which is under discussion for the return of players like captain Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma. Kohli admitted at a post-match press conference that this was the main reason for India’s defeat. Experts, however, opined that the lack of bowlers like Kuldeep Yadav in the final XI, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to make it 1 and 0 respectively in both innings and the extraordinary overspeed and turn on the fifth day’s Pakal pitch were the main reasons for India’s defeat. Similarly, was the second tier team playing in Australia no better than the number one team now? “It simply came to our notice then.