England are playing far better than India in the ongoing series, but what else separates the visitors from the hosts? It's the body language. As former England great Geoffrey Boycott said, "England are playing an Indian side that I do not recognise. There are players walking around just waiting for the close of play and expecting England to win the game."
Drooping shoulders, exasperation and frustration were the common expressions of the Indian players while the England players were making merry on the field. Take a look:
Kevin Pietersen's brilliance left Ishant Sharma scratching his head for answers. However, Ishant tried to envelope his cluelessness with a sporting grin.
Praveen Kumar is one of those players who don't mind venting their feelings on the field. But he too seemed to run out of steam while Alastair Cook hammered him all round the park.
Even our 'ever-animated' Sreesanth had no idea how to react to England's flawless batting. He finally zeroed on the teapot pose.
Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra had a horrific time on the second day of play at Edgbaston. After bowling so many no-balls, Mishra is perhaps wondering if he should start bowling upside down.
Rahul Dravid, India's most successful batsman in the series, failed to make much impact in the third Test. And you can make out from his expression that he is utterly disappointed.
This picture of Praveen Kumar perfectly symbolises Indian team's condition in England - battered and bruised.
Sachin Tendulkar once again failed to live up to his standard. And he just doesn't seem to believe it.
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir's comeback was not a memorable one but his dismissal truly was. Playing across the line saw his wicket cartwheeling.
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