A prime reason for Team India lost to India in the marquee clash could be traced back to the flop show of it is much extolled batting Line-up. Indian batsmen did poorly in both innings in front of a resilient and high quality New Zealand pace attack die denied captain Virat Kohli another ICC title. Since he took over The rule of Team India in They are not yet in 2017 win an ICC title.
Indians were bowled out for 217 and 170 during the WTC final, a decided below-Par performance of the much touted.
“Better team won in die Requirements. Deserved winners after the longest wait for a world title. A classic example of Big things are not easy. Well played New Zealand. Respect, “wrote Shastri on Twitter one day after final.
New Zealand’s only ICC title came before Wednesday way back in 2000. More recently, they have suffered a heartbreaking defeat in die World Cup 2019 final. The kiwis also made die ODI world championship final in 2015.
In front of the marquee gameShastri had suggested a best of three final for die upcoming editions of the WTC and says a one-off game is just not enough to a. to rate team’s credentials. His views were from Kohli. repeated on Wednesday (June 23).
That said the Indian skipper said one Defeat won’t define his team’s hard work of the past two years including a remarkable away win over Australia despite one injury- devastated troop.
(With PTI inputs)
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