Former Team India all-rounder Madan Lal, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, said, the WTC final match should have ended in a draw. If you want to win a tournament, then it cannot be done only on the basis of Kohli or Rohit Sharma.
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After the Indian team’s defeat in the final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand, it is being discussed whether India has become the new chokers of international cricket. India has been facing defeat in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments in the last seven years. India won the ODI World Cup title in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. But since 2014, India had to face defeat in ICC tournaments several times. India had lost to Australia in the semi-finals of the 2015 ODI World Cup and West Indies in the semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup. After this, he had to face defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017 and was defeated by New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup.
On Wednesday, in the sixth and reserve day of the WTC final, the match looked to be headed for a draw but India lost the match due to a faltering second innings. Team India was on top of the league stage in WTC and 2019 World Cup. Despite this, he got defeated in the title match. During this, in three of the six ICC tournaments, Team India had to face defeat under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while under the leadership of Virat Kohli, he also lost thrice.
Former Team India all-rounder Madan Lal, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, said, the WTC final match should have ended in a draw. If you want to win a tournament, then it cannot be done only on the basis of Kohli or Rohit Sharma. For this the contribution of the whole team is needed. Despite having experienced players, such performance of the team was shocking for me.
India’s win percentage during WTC was better than New Zealand. India had won 12 out of the 17 Tests played during this period and had a winning percentage of 70.6. New Zealand, on the other hand, had won seven matches in 11 matches and had a win percentage of 63.6. India had won two out of three series abroad while New Zealand lost both the series played away from home. Madan Lal said, if you look at the recent records, it will be known that the Indian team was under pressure. In this way, in many ways, India, like South Africa, are proving to be laggy in the end after doing better throughout the tournament.
First Published : 24 Jun 2021, 09:48:45 PM