The star-studded Indian batting unit faltered on the largest stage however head coach Rahul Dravid backed his gamers, saying they weren’t defensive and sport circumstances dictated how the batters went about their job. India managed a below-par 240 in opposition to Australia within the World Cup remaining right here on Sunday, and Pat Cummins’ crew gunned down the goal in 43 overs to safe a record-extending sixth World Cup title.
After shedding three wickets for 81 runs, Virat Kohli (54 off 63) and Okay L Rahul (66 off 107) went on consolidation mode within the center overs the place the hosts may solely discover the boundary twice.
Reporter: “Final yr within the T20 World Cup, we made 170 runs in 20 overs, and England chased it simply. Right now after we made 240 runs – Australia didn’t face any difficulties. Rohit comes on this wicket and scores 45-47 in 30 balls. However however, there are some batsmen who can rating 60-65 runs on 110 balls. And the strike price could be very low. So, what occurs is that in massive matches, we play a bit scared. You’re feeling that our method isn’t proper? What are the problems? These points have been seen for the reason that final three or 4 World Cups, Asia Cups.”
Rahul Dravid: “I will not consider that we performed with worry on this match. On this remaining match, we had been on 80 runs in 10 overs. We had been shedding wickets. While you lose wickets, it’s important to change your technique and ways. We confirmed that on this match. After we misplaced in opposition to England, we performed otherwise. It’s a must to play. You begin with entrance foot cricket. And on this match, within the remaining, we did not play something out of worry. They did lots of good bowling within the center overs.
“We misplaced three wickets. So, we would have liked a interval of consolidation. However every time we thought we would play attacking or constructive and go ahead and hit, we misplaced wickets. So, it’s important to construct once more. Each time you may have a partnership, it’s important to construct it. You noticed the batting of the crew. There was a time when Marnus and Head had been taking part in. They established it. However they did not get out, in order that they saved taking part in. For those who preserve shedding wickets within the center, then it’s important to rebuild. Nevertheless it’s not like we began taking part in defensively.”
India, who final received an ICC trophy in 2013, haven’t been in a position to win a title within the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid period that had begun after the 2021 T20 World Cup debacle in November.
Dravid’s tenure was until the ODI World Cup and when requested about his future, he was non-committal.
“I’ve not given any thought to subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup, I do not know what’s there in future,” stated Dravid referring to the T20 World Cup in USA and Caribbean in six months’ time.
India had been on a roll on this match till their juggernaut was ended by an all-round Australia, who know how you can excel on the largest stage.
Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the entrance together with his daring stroke-play all through the competitors and Dravid was all reward for him and the crew.
“Rohit has been an distinctive chief, at all times dedicated to planning and gave private time and power to this marketing campaign. Clearly, there may be disappointment, however this crew has given lots of pleasure previously couple of months “In fact, Rohit and crew is dissatisfied, and it’s robust to see the emotion as coach in that dressing room. However the solar will come up tomorrow, and as sportsmen, we transfer on,” he added.
With PTI inputs
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