Why Ashwin out: What kind of shot Kohli played; allowed to play the shot freely, former veterans are not able to digest the defeat

Why Ashwin out: What kind of shot Kohli played; allowed to play the shot freely, former veterans are not able to digest the defeat
Why Ashwin out: What kind of shot Kohli played; allowed to play the shot freely,

After losing the World Test Championship (WTC) final to Australia, India’s cricket legends are criticising the team’s performance. Sachin Tendulkar expressed dissatisfaction that a spinner like R Ashwin was not included in the team. Sunil Gavaskar stated that Kohli made a poor stroke. He should be asked what that shot was. After losing the final, India’s skipper emphasised on Sunday that there was no lack of concentration among his side’s batsmen, but that the team had devised a slightly different batting strategy.

Tendulkar’s question – Why is the Test’s number-one bowler not in the team?

Sachin Tendulkar posted on Twitter, “To stay in the game, India needed to score more runs in the first innings.” But they were unable to do so. There were also some positive moments for the team. But I don’t understand why Ashwin was left out of the team given he is currently the world’s best Test bowler.”

Before the game, I also stated that great spinners are not always reliant on turning surfaces. They use the wicket to vary the bounce and velocity. It should also be noted that five of Australia’s top eight batsmen were left-handers.”

Tendulkar also asked this question because Ashwin had 61 wickets in 13 Tests this season.

Gavaskar questioned why he played the shot on the ball so much outside the off-stump.

Gavaskar told Star Sports, “Kohli’s shot was bad. It was a very simple shot. Instead of asking me, you ask Kohli what was that shot

We’ve discussed numerous times why big innings are required to win games. You must score a century. How do you get a century when you’re going to take a shot so far outside the off-stump? He was probably close to fifty, so he must have had a lot on his mind. The same thing happened to Jadeja when he was out for 48 runs in the first innings.”

Rohit’s 4 arguments on defeat

1. Instead of a final, there should be a series of 3 matches

After losing to Australia by 209 runs, Rohit said in the press conference on Sunday, “Instead of one match in the WTC final, there should be a three-match series. We worked hard, gave tough competition to the big teams at home and reached here for the second time in a row, but lost the championship after playing only one match. I think a three-match series in the next WTC cycle would be ideal.”

2. Why should the final be hosted in England in June?

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already said that the next World T20 final will be contested at Lord’s. “This match can be played anywhere,” Rohit said in such a case. Finals should not take place in June. This can occur at any time of year. It can happen anywhere, not just in England.”

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3. 20-25 days are required for preparation

According to Team India’s captain, “20 to 25 days of preparation is required for such a final.” That’s what we did in England last time, and you saw the outcome. We were up 2-1 when the next game was called off. Test cricket necessitates a high level of discipline.”

4. We let the batters play freely

Rohit agreed that numerous bad shots were made in the second innings, but he said nothing about the team’s aggressive batting.

“We didn’t bat well,” Rohit said. We had some terrible shots on the penultimate day in the morning, and as a result, we were unable to reach the target. We had told our boys that they could play freely. If you want to hit, you should hit. We don’t want to be under pressure, whether it’s a Test, T20, or ODI. If you play with this approach, you have a good chance of getting everything out. We wanted to play in a unique way.”

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