British media on Tuesday heaped praise on the England cricket team for completing a 4-0 series whitewash of India, which, according to it, lacked fighting spirit and now faces a long walk back from the “embarrassing” defeat.

The British media was quick to lambast the performance of the Indian team, which came into the series as the World No. 1 Test side only to slip to No. 3 position by the end of it.

‘India embarrassed'

“India simply weren't up for the fight. England have embarrassed them. I predicted England would win 2-1 at the start of the series. ‘Pompous' was probably the kindest adjective directed my way by irate Indian fans. They went quiet very quickly. And that's because it became apparent very quickly that their beloved India simply weren't up for the fight,” Steve James wrote in the Daily Telegraph .

“There are insufficient superlatives to describe their performance in this series.

“By contrast England never dipped in their intensity.

“Their standards of fitness and fielding were so far ahead of those of the Indians that it was embarrassing,” he added.

Derek Pringle termed England's performance in the series as an “emphatic statement of supremacy”. — PTI

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