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 recreation circumstances dictated how the batters went about their job. India managed a below-par 240 towards Australia within the World Cup closing right here on Sunday, and Pat Cummins‘ staff 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 Ok L Rahul (66 off 107) went on consolidation mode within the center overs the place the hosts might 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. At present after we made 240 runs – Australia didn’t face any difficulties. Rohit comes on this wicket and scores 45-47 in 30 balls. However then again, there are some batsmen who can rating 60-65 runs on 110 balls. And the strike price may be very low. So, what occurs is that in massive matches, we play somewhat scared. You are feeling that our strategy shouldn’t be 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 imagine that we performed with concern on this event. On this closing match, we had been on 80 runs in 10 overs. We had been shedding wickets. If you lose wickets, you must change your technique and ways. We confirmed that on this event. Once we misplaced towards England, we performed in another way. It’s important to play. You begin with entrance foot cricket. And on this match, within the closing, we did not play something out of concern. They did loads of good bowling within the center overs.
“We misplaced three wickets. So, we wanted a interval of consolidation. However each time we thought we would play attacking or optimistic and go ahead and hit, we misplaced wickets. So, you must construct once more. Every time you’ve a partnership, you must construct it. You noticed the batting of the staff. There was a time when Marnus and Head had been enjoying. They established it. However they did not get out, so that they saved enjoying. For those who maintain shedding wickets within the center, then you must rebuild. Nevertheless it’s not like we began enjoying defensively.”
India, who final gained an ICC trophy in 2013, haven’t been capable of 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,” mentioned Dravid referring to the T20 World Cup in USA and Caribbean in six months’ time.
India had been on a roll on this event till their juggernaut was ended by an all-round Australia, who know learn how to 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 staff.
“Rohit has been an distinctive chief, at all times dedicated to planning and gave private time and vitality to this marketing campaign. Clearly, there’s disappointment, however this staff has given loads of pleasure up to now couple of months “In fact, Rohit and staff is dissatisfied, and it’s powerful 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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