Indian players disappointed the cricket lovers in the final match of the World Test Championship 2023. The Indian team was defeated by 209 runs in this match played against Australia on Sunday (June 11). Meanwhile, even the explosive batsman Virat Kohli could not build a big innings. Steve Smith became a hero by catching Virat Kohli. Smith jumped in the air and took an amazing catch of Virat, dashing the hopes of 140 crore Indians. His video has also been shared by ICC.
Unexpected catch by Smith
Virat Kohli, who scored 14 runs in India’s first innings, returned to the tent after scoring 49 runs in the second innings. Virat tampered with Scott Boland’s delivery and caught Steve Smith at second slip. This time Smith jumped in the air and took a brilliant catch. The Australian team cheered as Smith took the catch. The disappointment of leaving the team behind was evident on Virat’s face. Virat’s neck was down, he returned to the tent without looking around.
Jadeja also disappointed
Before Virat Kohli went to the tent, Ravindra Jadeja also left India alone in a sinking ship. Jadeja was not allowed a single run by Boland. He was caught off the second ball by wicketkeeper Alex Carey.
Pujara also flopped
Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been part of county cricket for a long time in England, flopped in the second innings of the WTC final. Pujara returned to the tent after playing a very poor shot. Also, skipper Rohit Sharma did not take advantage of the good start and was dismissed for 43 off Nathan Lyon. On the other hand, opener Shubman Gill fell victim to a controversial decision by the third umpire. Australia had set a challenge of 444 runs for victory against India. However, while chasing this challenge, the Indian team could only score 234 runs. India suffered a humiliating defeat by 209 runs. (cricketer steve smith took brilliant catch of virat kohli in 2nd slip in wtc final 2023 see video)
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