The Men in Blue came under fire for their lethargic approach in the second semi-final of T20 World Cup against the England cricket team at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide very recently. Although they posted a pretty decent total on the board, they were totally clueless in terms of defending.
Indian bowlers hardly made a move and even before they tried to mount pressure on the Englishmen, the damage was already done by Alex Hales and Jos Buttler.
The openers weaved the magic with their willows, scored runs when it mattered the most and helped the team secure a comfortable and dominant win over Rohit Sharma and Co as England aced the run-chase with four overs to spare.
Hardik Pandya confirms a lot of players will get enough chances ahead of T20 World Cup 2024
England won the game by 10 wickets and inflicted a painful defeat on Team India. The Three Lions beat Pakistan in the final and lifted their second title. Meanwhile, Indian national cricket team won their first title by beating Pakistan back in 2007 under the tutelage of MS Dhoni in South Africa.
Since then, they struggled to win their second T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, India’s stand-in captain, Hardik Pandya who is in charge for the New Zealand T20I series confirmed that a lot of cricketers will get enough chances ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.
Now that the opportunity to win the T20 World Cup slipped away from India’s hands, the team management will have to tweak their approach quite a bit to ensure that they get proper results in the marquee events.
India won an ICC title in 2013 as they made it all the way to the finals to beat England in the Champions Trophy. It has been over nine years since India showcased their prowess in ICC events.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Hardik Pandya’s statement:-
So he the permanent captain now ? Whatever. But BCCI contradicting his own words, of having single white ball captain. https://t.co/6RaPiex1BaAdvertisement
— F i z i x (@Supernatent) November 16, 2022
The horror begins again. https://t.co/Q7EcGIQDbp
— Temba Babama Bhaiben Team Pain (@souravmitrovic) November 16, 2022Advertisement
Unofficialy Hardik become captain now.. ab kuch din baad hittu sack hoga 🤩 https://t.co/ir8GH55x2kAdvertisement
— 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐌 𝐒 𝐃™🦁 (@SouravMsd) November 16, 2022
Guys matlab hum 2024 world cup bhi haarne wale hain https://t.co/WVBm9nMqBI
— सुजीत सिंह (@sujeetkr31) November 16, 2022Advertisement
Ye to abhi se captain ban gaya kya 😂😂 https://t.co/VCGbTq8ODfAdvertisement
— TUSHAR 🏏 (@mainlycricket) November 16, 2022
Good. Like the tone. Obviously official announcement can't be made until Rohit announces retirement or ODI World Cup concludes. https://t.co/G8D3T1WKdL
— IPL 2022 (@iplthebest) November 16, 2022Advertisement