Take a Bow Yuvi…only to apologise…. as India lose World T 20 Finals
Make no mistake …I’m a great fan of Yuvraj…but I also believe one cannot rest on past laurels….India will not let him forget today
Sri Lanka had the fire and passion to win today and they did to lift the World Cup T 20 defeating India in Dacca
Right from the start nothing went right for India as they lost the toss and were put into bat by Malinga when Dhoni said he would have also preferred to chase
India managed to score just 13o for 4 in the 20 overs with not a single boundary of the last 27 balls !
Why? Prime reason was that the in form Virat Kohli who was on 70+ then in just 56 balls faced just 8 or 9 balls of the last four overs of which we scored just 19….in fact only 15 came of the last three…who was the culprit here ? Yuvi…he was at the crease from the 11th over to the beginning of the 19th over scoring just 11 of 22 balls ! he just could not connect !…a bad cricketing sense not accepted nor expected at this top level…Dhoni faced most of the last two overs and Raina did not even come in to bat and was left frustrated as was all of India
Thank God Virat did not repeat history…he averages just 25 when India bats first in a T 20 and over 70 when we chase….today he scored over 70 at more than a run a ball and his aggregate of 319 in this ICC T 20 World Cup made him the Man of the Tournament
Some consolation as India won five matches on the trot easily only to be easily defeated in the Final today with 13 balls yet to be bowled!
Cannot blame Dhoni here except I thought in form Raina should have come in two down ahead of Yuvi…we were clearly short by 20 runs at least and could not defend 130…150 would have seen a match on ! and not a one sided affair
Remember that Sri Lanka has shown fire in their belly in this tournament….they defended a low score of 119 against New Zealand to enter the Semis when their spinner Rangana Herath playing his first match in this tournament took a match winning 5 for 3 in 3.3 overs ….sadly our spinners Ashwin or Mishra or even Jadeja could not bowl such a match winning spell in the Finals !…Dhoni tried six bowlers in the first 9 overs !
Sri Lanka deserved to win…Congratulations to them and Malinga
Now we have four different countries as T 20 World Champions in the four World Cu[p T 20 Editions till date
Now we have IPL in the UAE ! Well Done BCCI for ‘Fixing’ this !