- The subject matter must be bogging the Indian cricket connoisseurs and cricket fans alike. Not to forget the Board of Control for Cricket in India who must be intrigued and seeking answers as to why Team India repeatedly fails to cross the finishing lines often when it is expected to go the distance with panache. Since the 50-over World Cup win in 2011 in India, Team India has consistently disappointed cricket fans around the world by losing either in the semifinals or the finals after whipping up a huge amount of hope. Make no mistake, India is blessed with several internationally renowned cricketers who have not only brought glory to the game in India but also made cricket as a sport even more eagerly followed.
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- Stalwart cricketers from India like Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Gundappa Vishwanath, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, and many more -the list will be endless – have immensely contributed to Team India becoming the force to reckon with around the cricket playing world. Their presence and exploits on the field of cricket have altered the way sport is played not only in India but also around the world. Each one of the stalwart cricketers has enriched the sport magnificently making it worthwhile, engaging, and fascinating to soak in glory. These illustrious names are some of the most precious players ever seen in the history of games, no less.
- The moot point to ponder over here is despite possessing such a huge pool of talented players aided by enormous resources available at their disposal, why Team India continues to falter when it matters most. Does it mean the tag of chokers should be thrust upon Team India for consistently failing to clinch the International Cricket Council-sponsored events? We know, the South African team is usually reserved with this moniker, but Team India is not too far away from getting anointed as the real chokers. We all know how Rohit Sharma led the team that played in the recently concluded 50-over World Cup right up to the finals. A disappointing end in the finals simply broke the hearts of the billion-plus cricket lovers.
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- Any experts on matters concerning sport in general and cricket in particular will find no fault with the players’ intent. Mind you, no player or team wishes to lose but will always strive to emerge as a winner. Is it simply about bad luck then? Not really. Luck or some inexplicable power at play always has a role in any sport. Does it mean Team India is unfortunate to miss out on scoring a crucial win that would crown them as champions? It can be a multitude of factors including failing to display top-class skillsets on the day of reckoning one or two key players having a bad in office or the run of play simply going against Team India. Hopefully, the Indian team will not disappoint its zillions of fans anymore by winning the ensuing T20 World Cup. Fingers crossed.