On Thursday, India was eliminated from the Twenty20 World Cup after suffering a devastating defeat at the hands of England in the second semi-final that was held in Adelaide. England won the match by ten wickets.
India has not been victorious in the Twenty20 World Cup since its first edition in 2007, when they triumphed over Pakistan to take the trophy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, India has not been able to win the tournament.
After India’s defeat at the hands of England, a lot of questions have been asked about the strategy that the team is using.
Having said that, former India opening batter Gautam Gambhir issued a tweet after the team’s chances of recovering the T20 World Cup were destroyed for a second time. He wrote, “Having said that, we have lost our chance to win the T20 World Cup.”
England, having won the toss, elected to bowl first in the match that was being played between India and England.
Hardik Pandya’s knock of 63 and Virat Kohli’s knock of 50 led to India posting 168/6 in 20 overs thanks to their individual contributions.
However, the bowlers were unable to stop the onslaught that England was putting forth, and Buttler and Hales were the driving forces behind England’s easy victory.
At this point, the T20 World Cup final will be held on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and will feature England playing against Pakistan.
Rahul Dravid, the head coach for India, acknowledged that his team was defeated by England in both terms of performance and class.
“Clearly disheartened by the fact that they just made it to the semifinals. Probably would have liked to have gone a few of steps further. Certainly would have loved to. But yes, just really outclassed and outplayed today, “Dravid told reporters.
“They were the superior team in pretty much every single department. The final tally reflected that fact.”