India experienced yet another surprising departure from the ICC event when England registered a crushing defeat over the Men in Blue by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final at Adelaide Oval. India reached the knockout stage after a strong performance in the league stage, however, they were unable to defeat England.
The Indian team was completely outclassed in the match, as England gave them their worst defeat in the current edition. Following the defeat, criticism began to flood in from all directions, with the veteran batter, Sunil Gavaskar already claiming that “a few shocking retirements are on the cards.”
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Meanwhile, former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir surprisingly showered praises for MS Dhoni for winning three ICC trophies by taking dig at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. During a chat on Star Sports, he said, “Someone will come and probably score more double 100s than Rohit Sharma and more 100s than Virat Kohli, but I don’t think so any Indian captain would be able to achieve three ICC trophies.”
Notably, Dhoni led the Indian team in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is also the first Indian captain to have won all of the ICC trophies during his tenure, and he added four IPL titles to his collection (2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021). Meanwhile, Indian captain Rohit Sharma acknowledged that his side did not perform well against England, adding that the bowlers failed while defending the total.
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During the post-match presentation, Rohit Sharm said, “We were not up to the mark with the ball, we couldn’t turn up today. It’s all about handling the pressure in knockout games. All these guys have played enough to understand that. These guys have played under pressure in IPL games, it’s all about keeping calm. We were nervy to start with, but you got to give credit to their openers, they played really well.”