This is the last chance for Virat Kohli to win the T20 World Cup title.
In the T20 World Cup 2021 (ICC T20 World Cup 2021), the Indian cricket team’s campaign will start against Pakistan in the Super-12 round. With this match to be held on October 24, the Indian team will present its claim for the title. Since winning the first T20 World Cup in 2007, the Indian team has not been able to achieve success again. What is the T20 World Cup, the Indian team has not won any ICC title since 2013. Under the leadership of current captain Virat Kohli, the Indian team has also failed and now former captain Sunil Gavaskar has given two reasons, due to which India is away from the title.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India had to face defeat against Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, while in the 2019 ODI World Cup, the Indian team lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals. At the same time, India was once again defeated in the final of the ICC World Test Championship in the same year and this time also the Indian team failed in front of New Zealand. Due to these results, Kohli’s bag is empty for the title as captain and about two big reasons for this, former great batsman Gavaskar has expressed his opinion.
These two reasons for the failure of Team India
While discussing the Indian team’s T20 World Cup campaign in the news channel Aaj Tak’s program Salaam Cricket, the former captain said that the Indian team has lost in knockout matches in recent years due to two main reasons. Gavaskar said,
“A major problem for India in the knockouts has been the selection of the playing XI. At the same time, sometimes, it also depends on the mental state. It is often said that in the final match you should bat first and score. Even if you score 140 runs, especially in international cricket, it is difficult for the opponents to maintain a run rate of 7 runs per over.
Referring to the 2017 Champions Trophy final and the 2019 World Cup semi-final, the veteran Indian opener said, “We didn’t do that (batting first) in both the matches. There is always pressure to bat later, if you lose wickets early on, then you need 7-8 overs to settle down and then it becomes difficult to chase.
Gavaskar’s words proved in Champions Trophy and World Cup
Gavaskar is quite right. Batting first in the Champions Trophy, Pakistan had scored more than 300, but the Indian team had lost 3 big wickets in the beginning in reply. At the same time, New Zealand’s team could score 239 runs in the World Cup semi-final and once again chasing the target, India lost 4 wickets within the first 10 overs. In such a situation, whether the Indian captain Virat Kohli and the team management will make some changes by considering these two important points of Gavaskar, it will be worth seeing.
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