The Indian team experienced heartbreak on the fifth day of the World Test Championship final (WTC) 2023. They were aiming to chase down a target of 444 runs, but the formidable bowling attack of Australia proved to be too much for them under the intense pressure.
Australia’s Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland were exceptional in the second innings, taking four and three wickets respectively on the final day. At the beginning of the day, India seemed to be in control with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane at the crease. However, after Kohli’s early dismissal, the remaining batsmen struggled to make an impact during the run chase.
In the aftermath of India’s heartbreaking loss, numerous fans expressed their disappointment on social media, criticizing the team’s decision-making throughout the five-day WTC final.
Additionally, there were discussions about Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, as India has faced difficulties in winning major ICC tournaments for a considerable period of time.
A Twitter user recently praised former captain MS Dhoni and highlighted his crucial role in leading India to victory in various ICC tournaments. The user mentioned Dhoni’s accomplishments, including defeating a strong Australian team in the semifinals and winning a T20 World Cup within a short span of 48 days after becoming captain.
In response to the tweet, former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh promptly replied, emphasizing that cricket is a team game, and success should be attributed to the entire team rather than a single player.
Harbhajan pointed out that when these matches were played, Dhoni wasn’t alone representing India; there were 10 other players as well. He emphasized the importance of teamwork, stating that when other nations win the World Cup, the headlines mention the country’s victory.
However, when India wins, it is often attributed solely to the captain, which overlooks the collective effort of the team. Singh concluded by highlighting that in cricket, winning and losing should be experienced together as a team.
Yes when these matches were played this young boy was playing alone from india.. not the other 10 .. so alone he won the World Cup trophies .. irony when Australia or any other nation win the World Cup headlines says Australia or etc country won. But when indian wins it’s said… https://t.co/pFaxjkXkWV— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 11, 2023