Lately, it has been seen that certain key indian players who are close to retirement have been able to make gigantic scores even though they have failed to perform as a team. First it was the pathetic performance in the T20 & ICC events then the disgraceful loss to Australia's second rung team at home. But despite this, these "close to retirement" players still managed to make new cricket records and get a few hundreds in their kitty at the cost of the team. I feel the reason these players have been getting such gargantuan scores like the 175 against Australia is bcoz of the pitches. I feel these pitches have been specially designed by fanatic indians so that the Great Tendulkar and gang can go on and make world records b4 they retire. If u look at the last 2 test matches against Sri Lanka u wud find the pitches to be insipid and devoid of bounce. These centuries are really meaningless if India fails to win any of its matches. Even in the last match Sri Lankan batsmen managed to play better than the Indians and in fact doubled India's world record first innings total. Indians were left at the receiving despite their huge first innings lead and were lucky to draw the game. So these huge scores prove nothing other than the fact that Indian batsmen are lazy and have always relied on favourable pitches to make personal records but in the process lose as a team. This is nothing but pathetic and shameless cricket.