Jadhav and Dhoni rotating the strike within the final 5 overs did not go down properly with the various.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photograph: IANS)

England introduced India’s unbeaten run to a screeching halt in Birmingham on Sunday. Chasing a mammoth 338, India might solely attain 306 for the lack of 5 and fell in need of the goal by 31 runs. They had been within the recreation till Hardik Pandya was within the center however Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni unusually performed out the overs thereafter which didn’t go down properly with the various. Even Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain questioned their method and criticised the duo rather a lot for his or her method.

They got here collectively when India wanted 71 runs off the final 5 overs and rotated the strike when the crew required some fast runs. The duo might add solely 39 runs and by the point the match acquired over, greater than half the Indian supporters left the stadium disillusioned with their method. Even the commentators had been pissed off to see the best way they batted and had some harsh phrases for each the gamers.

Nasser Hussain lamented the truth that the competition between the highest two groups on this planet was ending tamely and clearly took a dig at MS Dhoni for not enjoying his photographs.

“I’m utterly baffled. What’s occurring! This isn’t what India wanted. They want runs. What are they doing? Some Indian followers are leaving now. Absolutely they need to need to see Dhoni go for his photographs, even when he slogs it off within the air. It’s a World Cup recreation, high 2 sides, give it a go! Indian followers would need their aspect to perform a little bit extra. They need their aspect to go down with a struggle. Danger it to win it,” he mentioned whereas commentating.

I’ve no rationalization, says Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly was on air commentating with the previous England cricketer and he too didn’t mince any phrases. Slightly he went on to say {that a} crew chasing a complete as excessive as 338 can’t have 5 wickets in hand and lose the sport comfortably.

“I don’t have an evidence for that. You requested me the query however I can’t clarify these singles. It’s additionally the size and the bounce that has deceived the Indian batsmen. You’ll be able to’t be chasing 338 and nonetheless have 5 wickets in the long run. It’s about mindset and the best way you have a look at the sport. The message needed to be clear: regardless of the place it comes and regardless of the place the ball lands you need to discover the boundary. A dot ball at this stage!” Ganguly additional mentioned.

So far as the World Cup is anxious, the loss hasn’t harm India a lot as they nonetheless have two matches to play towards Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and must win solely one among them to ensure a semi-final spot.