Despite taking a lead from all World Cup 2019 teams in the group matches, the terrible defeat against New Zealand in the semifinal shocked the world. The side being exceptionally terrific in all the matches lost in the semifinal brutally that probably broke million of hearts waiting for India to lift the Champions title.
Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, believes the only logic behind their failure was the absenteeism of a potent team in India in the World Cup 2019.
Even after leaving an average chase of 240 in 50 overs, New Zealand terminated the Indian batsman at 221 with three balls remaining in their hands. The Men in Blue, faced their worst of luck defeating the dominant side by 18 runs.
India did not have the team to win the World Cup 2019: Aakash Chopra
Praising the all-rounder skills of Yuvraj Singh, the former cricketer aforementioned rest of the all-rounders are conclusively comparative to a single Yuvraj. Aakash has dubbed him as ‘a full package match-winner’ with bowling, batting, and fielding tactics.
“Yuvraj Singh is winning this race hands down against Dinesh Karthik/Kedar Jadhav/Pant/Pandya as a batsman, as a bowler, as a full package match-winner,” Aakash Chopra said.
Taking a dig at Team India that participated in the final of the World Cup 2019, he mentioned that the reason for failure for India in the tournament was because they did not have the winning team only. Divulging the lack in middle-order, Aakash said the side lacked the potent there.
“Should we get a slight perspective, if you have not won the World Cup in 2019, probably you didn’t have a World Cup-winning team only. Because the middle-order was so brittle, you didn’t have the team to win,” the 42-year-old added.