IND T20 WC Exit: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Shoaib Akhtar lambast India as Men in Blue get knocked out of T20 World Cup, Check OUT

IND T20 WC Exit: ICC T20 World Cup 2022: As India’s disastrous show against England exposed their weakness, former cricketers have come…

IND T20 WC Exit: ICC T20 World Cup 2022: As India’s disastrous show against England exposed their weakness, former cricketers have come on hard on Rohit Sharma & Co. From inconsistency in selection to resistance to change, India did all. While India won 4 matches in the WC, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav brilliance did manage to mask those for now. However, against two quality sides in South Africa and England, India suffered. Former cricketers Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan and Ravi Shastri besides Shoaib Akhtar have lambasted Team India for their timid approach. Follow ICC T20 World Cup LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar expects a few retirements after India were knocked out of the ICC T20 World Cup. India fell to a 10-wicket defeat at Adelaide after a meek display by both bat and ball. Defending 169 runs against a tall England batting line-up, Rohit Sharma and his men failed to contain the openers. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales combined to hit 170 runs in just 16 overs of the game.

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Sunil Gavaskar expecting some retirements after India’s poor performance in T20 WC Semis 

Having won the Indian Premier League on his first assignment as the captain, they would have marked Hardik Pandya out as the next captain. Hardik Pandya will definitely take over the team in the future and there will be some retirements, you never know. Players will be giving it a lot of thought. There are several players in their mid-30s who will be reconsidering their position in the Indian T20I team,” Gavaskar said.

Heartbreak, England played out of their skin, Better luck next time Team India: Amit Mishra wrote on his Twitter handle 

England were a better side in all prospects as compared to India

  • India failed to get away in the powerplay while batting in the first innings.
  • However, they ended up scoring 169 runs, owing to a strong partnership between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in the middle overs.
  • Coming into defend the total, the England batters charted out their counterattack, simply lifting the ball over the infield to gather fast runs.
  • This led to England scoring 63 runs in the powerplay, which essentially took India out of the game.
  • The veterans of the Indian team failed to come clutch on the day as all among Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami dished out below par performances.

Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Shoaib Akhtar lambasts India for their poor performance

Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, Sehwag wrote, “India Clueless with the ball. Hales and Buttler too good for this Indian attack”.

Irfan Pathan also opined that team India has a lot to learn after both Hales and Buttler took apart the Indian bowling line-up. None of the Indian bowlers including Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Shami proved to be threatening for the English opening duo as they chased down the total very easily in the end. Notably, Pathan had advocated for Yuzvendra Chahal to be included in the Indian playing XI in place of Ashwin who looked off-colour throughout the tournament.

Embarrassing loss for India, Akhtar wrote on his official Twitter handle  

Akhtar was also not shy in taking a dig against the Men in Blue squad. The former Pakistani pacer wrote that India bowling was exposed badly. He also expressed his disappointment on India not facing the arch-rivals in the all-important final match of the marquee tournament. To note, the Men in Green miraculously qualified for the semi-final encounter after they defeated Bangladesh in their last group stage encounter with South Africa losing their affair against the Netherlands.

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The Men in Blue will now take on New Zealand in a limited-over series. To note, the Indian team management has named a quite a young squad for the upcoming tour and they will look to give chances to some fresh faces to renovate the Indian team with some fresh faces. The former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has also opined on the same. ““India may have to look at a relatively new team. A young unit, a fresh unit, built for the future,” he said.

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