India lost yet another final of the ICC event. Since the win of the ICC Champion Trophy in 2013, India has lost all the final and semi-final players in the ICC tournaments, and the latest loss is the final of the World Test Championship, which was played at Southampton against New Zealand. In addition, India had lost the final of World T20 in 2014, 50 over world cup semi-final in 2015, World T20 semi-final in Mumbai in 2016, ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, and world cup 2019 semi-final in 2019 before the lost this event.
India still searches for the ICC trophy. As a captain, Virat Kohli has reached the semi-final position once, and they have ended as the runners ups twice in the ICC events. But still, there is no success for the Virat and co. As played, he has been scored a century since 2019. Everyone waited to see the Indian captain ending his hundred droughts in the WTC final. But he let another opportunity pass by.
Kohli played decently for his 44 runs in the first innings. But he couldn’t kick from there. In the 2nd innings, vk had another chance to score the three-figure mark. But he couldn’t do so, and he was out after 15 runs. Kohli’s RCB mate Kyle Jamieson dismissed the Indian skipper in both innings.
Kohli’s failures came under scanner once again after the team failed to win the final event in the World Test championship. But this time, Virat was defended by the former Indian batsman and commentator Arun Lal. He says that it not right t blame Virat alone. It was tough for all the Indian batters to face the duke in England’s conditions as no Indian batter scored a fifty in that match.
Lal said that when a batsman hits a shot that has no foot movement, and still it reaches the boundary, the people will admire the shot. But if the same shot catches the edge and the batsman is caught, then the same set of people will say what a terrible shot. The player should know how to deal with it.
All the Indian batters failed with the duke ball, and why blame Virat Kohli only? Virat made a mistake, and it happens in Cricket. The ball was moving, and there was also pressure on Kohli. Jamieson bowled a good spell. But Virat was unlucky to nick that in the second innings.
Arun Lal played 16 test matches and 13 ODI matches for India. He also praised Kohli’s batting during the first innings despite no practice game before the WTC Final. It was a splendid spell for the Kiwi pacer, Kyle Jamieson, which got the Indian and RCB out.