Former India Nationwide Cricket Group opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has highlighted one of many primary causes behind the Males In Blue’s failure within the ICC tournaments.
Below the management of Rohit Sharma, India did not clinch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 title at house. They seemed like massive favorites to carry the trophy and went into the ultimate on a ten-match successful streak. Nevertheless, India did not cross the ultimate hurdle and suffered a heartbreaking six-wicket defeat by the hands of the Australian nationwide cricket staff.
Chatting with Sportskeeda, Gambhir spoke about India’s batting strategy and mentioned that India weren’t courageous sufficient and therefore weren’t in a position to put a giant rating on the board. He added that one of many primary causes behind India’s failures in ICC occasions is the shortcoming to play an attacking model of cricket. He defined:
“I’ve all the time maintained this: essentially the most brave staff will win the World Cup. I can perceive that you’ve been wanting to construct a partnership for a while. However 11-40 overs is a really lengthy interval. India ought to have accelerated and brought a threat at that stage.
“I really would have favored India to be very aggressive with the most effective six, seven batters. Even when they’d gotten every thing for 150 it could have been high-quality. However you scored 240 and thought you might battle. You do not battle within the World Cup closing; it have to be this manner or that means.
“That is the strategy I might have taken. Both we go for 150 all out or we go for 300. That’s what India lacked and that is the rationale why India has not gained any ICC tournaments,” mentioned Gambhir.
Most likely Rohit ought to have despatched that message…- Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir felt that Indian captain Rohit Sharma ought to have given a transparent message to his batters to play aggressively even after his dismissal with Virat Kohli being the one anchor within the line-up. He mentioned:
“Most likely Rohit ought to have despatched the message earlier than the beginning of the match that even when I get out, we’re going to play aggressively. Virat’s function is to anchor the innings from one facet however relaxation all different batters. If you happen to can hit 5 singles in an over, it is usually known as optimistic cricket. However if you happen to play 4-5 dot balls in an over, the sport goes nowhere.”
Gautam Gambhir additional mentioned that India weren’t courageous sufficient within the prime match in opposition to the Aussies and that’s the reason they misplaced the match.
“If Virat was there, KL ought to have gone. He ought to have mentioned that: I will take these dangers. We’d have been in a position to rating 150, however think about if we had been courageous and scored 310, you might have gained the World Cup. India weren’t courageous sufficient, brave sufficient and that’s the place we misplaced the ultimate,” Gautam Gambhir concluded.