ICC WTC Final, Virat Kohli vs MS Dhoni: For long the debate of who is a better captain MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli has done the rounds. On Wednesday, the argument once again became a red-hot topic on Twitter after the Virat Kohli-led side suffered another defeat in an ICC tournament.
India lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in the World Test Championship in Southampton. The loss coincidentally coincided with the day when Dhoni became the first captain to win three ICC titles — T20, 50-over World Cup and the Champions Trophy — in 2013.
— The Goggle Boy🕶️ (@spunkysaffron02) June 24, 2021
major missing🥺😒🙍♂️ Dhoni..At this stage , india want to show the aggression, intent🔥💯 to defend this total
Believe in india💪 Believe in Kohli👍#INDvNZ #ICCWTCFinal #final2021 #Dhoni #kohli @msdhoni @imVkohli @BCCI @ICC pic.twitter.com/1i3kdYVcCq
— Monesh@moni (@Monesh37) June 23, 2021
— Gursewak Insan (@U_r_unique_love) June 24, 2021
India in 10 ICC finals:
Under Dhoni’s captaincy – Won 3 (out of 4 finals)
All other captains – Won 1 (out of 6 finals)#WTC2021Final
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 23, 2021
ICC WTC Final: The collapse of India’s famed batting twice in the match, and the lack of sharpness in bowlers were the difference between the two sides. After the loss, Kohli’s leadership came under the scanner once again.
For perspective, MS Dhoni-led Team India to four ICC finals and won three of them. The former Indian skipper achieved this unique feat eight years ago, beat England by five runs in Birmingham. Notably, the match was also affected by rain.
ICC WTC Final: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor played unbeaten knocks off 52 and 47 respectively as New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to clinch the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC).
A complete effort on the Reserve Day saw New Zealand edging India in a final which had its ebbs and flows in the first innings. The Kiwis made full use of the slender 32-run lead and the Kane Williamson-led side bundled out India cheaply in the second innings to get a target of just 139. The batsmen did not relent and in the end, the side walked away with a comfortable victory.