The star-studded Indian batting unit faltered on the most important stage however head coach Rahul Dravid backed his gamers, saying they weren’t defensive and sport circumstances dictated how the batters went about their job. India managed a below-par 240 towards Australia within the World Cup last right here on Sunday, and Pat Cummins‘ group gunned down the goal in 43 overs to safe a record-extending sixth World Cup title.
After dropping three wickets for 81 runs, Virat Kohli (54 off 63) and Okay L Rahul (66 off 107) went on consolidation mode within the center overs the place the hosts may solely discover the boundary twice.
Reporter: “Final 12 months within the T20 World Cup, we made 170 runs in 20 overs, and England chased it simply. In the present day once we made 240 runs – Australia didn’t face any difficulties. Rohit comes on this wicket and scores 45-47 in 30 balls. However alternatively, there are some batsmen who can rating 60-65 runs on 110 balls. And the strike fee may be very low. So, what occurs is that in massive matches, we play a bit of scared. You’re feeling that our strategy just isn’t proper? What are the problems? These points have been seen for the reason that final three or 4 World Cups, Asia Cups.”
Rahul Dravid: “I will not imagine that we performed with concern on this match. On this last match, we have been on 80 runs in 10 overs. We have been dropping wickets. Whenever you lose wickets, it’s a must to change your technique and ways. We confirmed that on this match. Once we misplaced towards England, we performed otherwise. You must play. You begin with entrance foot cricket. And on this match, within the last, we did not play something out of concern. They did a variety of good bowling within the center overs.
“We misplaced three wickets. So, we wanted a interval of consolidation. However every time we thought we would play attacking or optimistic and go ahead and hit, we misplaced wickets. So, it’s a must to construct once more. At any time when you have got a partnership, it’s a must to construct it. You noticed the batting of the group. There was a time when Marnus and Head have been taking part in. They established it. However they did not get out, so that they saved taking part in. Should you preserve dropping wickets within the center, then it’s a must to rebuild. But it surely’s not like we began taking part in defensively.”
Dravid’s tenure was until the ODI World Cup and when requested about his future, he was non-committal.
“I’ve not given any thought to subsequent 12 months’s T20 World Cup, I do not know what’s there in future,” mentioned Dravid referring to the T20 World Cup in USA and Caribbean in six months’ time.
India have been on a roll on this match till their juggernaut was ended by an all-round Australia, who know tips on how to excel on the most important stage.
Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the entrance along with his daring stroke-play all through the competitors and Dravid was all reward for him and the group.
“Rohit has been an distinctive chief, at all times dedicated to planning and gave private time and power to this marketing campaign. Clearly, there’s disappointment, however this group has given a variety of pleasure prior to now couple of months “In fact, Rohit and group is disillusioned, and it’s robust to see the emotion as coach in that dressing room. However the solar will come up tomorrow, and as sportsmen, we transfer on,” he added.
With PTI inputs
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