Maharaj opened his mouth
In an interview, Sourav said, “Honestly, India played well in the 2018 Champions Trophy or the 2019 World Cup.” India lost to Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy, I was then in the role of commentator. Then in the 2019 World Cup held in England, we lost all the teams. But I lost to New Zealand in the semifinals. On a bad day, all the good efforts and hard work of two months were washed away.
Performance is the worst
Maharaj is disappointed to see India’s performance in this year’s T20 World Cup. “I’m a little disappointed with the way we’ve played in the World Cup,” said the board president. This is the worst performance of India in the last four-five years. It is to be noted that India was considered as a contender to win the T20 World Cup title before the start of the tournament. But for the first time in nine years, India had to withdraw from the group stage of the ICC tournament after losing by a wide margin to Pakistan and New Zealand.
The reason for the failure
Although he did not understand the reason for the failure in the World Cup, Sourav thinks that the cricketers could not play independently in this World Cup. “Sometimes that happens,” he said. Looking at the matches against Pakistan and New Zealand, I think the whole team played in these two matches with 15 percent of their skills. But why is it that the problem is not going to be identified properly. However, the optimistic board president’s idea is that India will turn around and learn from this year’s World Cup performance.
Optimistic board president
Cricket has changed a lot now. “The only difference between our time and now is that the world championships are held every year,” said Sourav. There are eight major tournaments in the next eight years. Hopefully, India will play well in Australia next year. There is no doubt about the talent in the team. The skills of the cricketers are also unquestionable. But one of the most successful former captains of the country thinks that India could not give the desired performance in the World Cup due to not implementing the plan properly.