The Indian team lost badly in the World Test Championship 2023 final at London’s K Oval ground. Australia shocked India by 209 runs. It has been two days since India’s defeat, but the talk of defeat is not stopping. Many cricket pundits and fans are blaming the IPL tournament for India’s defeat. Sourav Ganguly, former president of BCCI and former captain, has made a sensational statement. His statement is likely to create excitement.
‘Winning the IPL trophy is more difficult than winning the World Cup’
Sourav Ganguly, one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket, interacted with the media. He said, “Winning the IPL is more difficult than winning the World Cup. In IPL you have to play 14 matches. Playoffs and finals followed. Also, the World Cup has a final after 4-5 matches.”
He further said, “Winning the IPL is very difficult. Because, there are 14 league matches to reach the play-offs. In the World Cup, you enter the semi-finals after 4-5 matches. In the IPL, you become a champion after playing 16-17 matches.” The final match of IPL 2023 was held at the end of March. In this match, Chennai Super Kings defeated the 2022 winners Gujarat Titans to claim their fifth trophy.
Australia lost the toss in the WTC final, but won the title. He had built a mountain of 469 runs in the first innings. After that, the Indian team was reduced to just 296 runs in the first innings. This gave the Australian team a lead of 173 runs. After this, Australia declared the innings at 270 for 8 in the second innings. This time India was challenged by 444 runs for victory. Chasing this challenge, India scored only 234 runs all out. Thus, Australia won the match by 209 runs and won the first ICC WTC title. (sourav ganguly big statement said winning ipl trophy is more difficult than winning the world cup)
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