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‘I don’t care…’ SA head coach nonchalant reply for IND vs AUS WC final

‘I don’t care…’ SA head coach nonchalant reply for IND vs AUS WC final

One of the things that has been a standout feature in press conferences during the ICC World Cup has been reporters asking out-of-context questions. Rather than concentrating on questions related to non-India teams, reporters have always asked about Team India questions to other teams. After Kusal Mendis was asked out of context question, South Africa […]

One of the things that has been a standout feature in press conferences during the ICC World Cup has been reporters asking out-of-context questions. Rather than concentrating on questions related to non-India teams, reporters have always asked about Team India questions to other teams. After Kusal Mendis was asked out of context question, South Africa head coach Rob Walter was asked quite an illogical question in the post-match conference after his team crashed out of the WC. Walter was asked about his thoughts about IND vs AUS final to which he gave a savage response.

Reporter in the post-match press conference asked: “If I could ask you – can I have a few words or would you like to answer the question on India v Australia I mean, how are you I mean if you had to, once you are over the disappointment, who do you think would make it, get the trophy”?

To be honest, there’s about a 1% chance I’ll be watching. And to be even more brutally honest, I actually don’t care,” Walter said.

Rather than focusing on South Africa’s performance in the semi-final against Australia or discussing what went wrong, Walter was asked about IND vs AUS final. While the former South Africa player gave a bit of a frustrated answer on first place, later he wished both teams luck but did not specifically pick a country to win the 2023 World Cup final.

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Walter said India have a good chance of winning the WC since they are playing at home, know the conditions well, and have also been playing superbly. However, the South African coach Rob Walter was quick to point out that one bad game can undo all the hard work.

“But obviously, because of the World Cup being in India, it’s always great for the home nation to win the World Cup. I’ve got a lot of friends in the Australian change room, so I have probably a soft spot for a couple of them, especially the coach, for them to do well.”

“But just seeing when we last played here against India and the support that’s rallied around the team, and just the great hope and inspiration that winning a World Cup at home does actually bring. I think it would only be fitting for India to win. And in the same breath, they have been the best side in the competition, and they’ve played the best cricket, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen,” Rob Walter added.

India vs Australia final will take place on Sunday (November 19) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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