Indian team’s dream of winning the final of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row was dashed. India suffered a shock defeat to Australia in the WTC final. After this defeat Indian veteran player Sunil Gavaskar was very angry. They fired at the batsmen. Gavaskar questioned the shot selection of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. The batting performance of the Indian batsmen in the final match was very disappointing. Therefore India suffered a humiliating defeat by as many as 209 runs.
What did Gavaskar say?
Sunil Gavaskar while talking to Star Sports said, “Our batting today was shameful. What we saw today was a very poor performance. Especially the shot selection. We saw some mediocre shots from Pujara yesterday. You cannot expect Pujara to play such shots. Maybe something got into his head and was saying strike rate, strike rate. You didn’t last even one session. 8 wickets didn’t even last a session? Come on.”
Virat was also scolded
Gavaskar also discussed Virat’s shot selection. “It was a pretty normal shot,” he said. He was earlier dropping the ball outside the off stump. Perhaps he was eager to complete his half-century. When you’re close to any record, that’s what happens.”
Speaking further, Gavaskar said, “It was a very poor shot. You should ask Virat what shot he played. He talks a lot about playing big innings to win a match. If you tamper with the ball outside the off-stump like that, how do you make it work?”
Indian team lost the fourth final match
This was the fourth final for the Indian team in the last 10 years. Australia beat India by 209 runs in the final match. In the year 2014, India also had to lose in the final match of the T20 World Cup. After that, in the 2017 Champions Trophy, Pakistan also prevented India from becoming champions. Also, in the first season of the World Test Championship, India reached the final, but that time too, the New Zealand team fell heavily against India. (Legend Sunil Gavaskar looked disappointed with team India batsman performance and also raises question)
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