Rohit and Virat’s bat did not work in WTC final
Young opener Shubman Gill also disappointed
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team’s top order flopped in the ICC World Test Championship final (WTC Final 2023) against Australia. From opener and captain Rohit Sharma to young Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli to experienced Cheteshwar Pujara, everyone disappointed. These stalwarts of Team India collapsed in front of the balls waving in the air. On the dismal performance of the Indian top order, former England captain Nasser Hussain has advised them to learn from Pakistan captain Babar Azam and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.
Nasir Hussain says Indian top-order batsmen should take some tips from Pakistan’s Babar Azam and Kiwi team veteran Kane Williamson on how to succeed against pacers in front of wobbly balls. Nasir Hussain told Sky Sports, ‘Indian batters really disappointed. I think the Indian top order should see Babar Azam and Kane Williamson how they play against the pacers when the ball is in the air.
Team India lost the final for the second time in a row
The Indian team had to be defeated by Australia in the World Test Championship final played on Sunday. Australia beat India by 209 runs. Team India’s last 7 wickets fell within 70 runs. The Indian team has lost the WTC final for the second time in a row. Earlier, Team India got defeated against New Zealand in 2021.
Questions raised on the future of many senior players of Team India
In the first innings, Travis Head and Steve Smith scored brilliant hundreds. Both thrashed the Indian bowlers fiercely. Rohit said after the match that his team was out of the match on the first day itself. Under the captaincy of Rohit, the Indian team has to play the ICC ODI World Cup at the end of this year. The ODI World Cup is to be held in India. The next World Test Championship final will be held in the year 2025. There has been a question mark over the future of many senior players, including Rohit, Pujara, Virat Kohli etc.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2023, 10:05 IST