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Ravi Shastri shares his astonishing take on India’s WTC final, ODI WC chances
By SMCS - Mar 24, 2023 1:20 pm
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The Indian cricket team is yet to win another world cup but they have failed to reach the title many times. They have last won the Champions Trophy in 2013 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. So far they have reached the semis in the following two ODI World Cups (2015 and 2019). And, in T20 World Cups, they reached the final in 2014 and made two semifinals in 2016 and 2022 while facing a group-stage exit in 2021. Both in the Champions Trophy and the inaugural WTC tournament, they had lost in the final as well.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya bowled a brilliant opening spell

And, while speaking to SportsYaari, Ravi Shastri explained that India have been consistent in ICC events and urged critics and fans to be patient as well. He feels that once India start winning, it will be only trophies then.

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The former India cricketer turned head coach explained his point by giving the example of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, saying that he played six World Cup tournaments in his illustrious cricketing career before winning one. He also named Argentine football great Messi explaining that once he broke the shackles he won the Copa America and the FIFA World Cup as well.

Raipur
Team India dominated in Raipur

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“I think India are due. They have been consistent – they reached finals, semi-finals on a regular basis. Look at Sachin Tendulkar. He had to play six World Cups to win one ICC trophy. 6 World Cups means 24 years. And on his last World Cup, he won. Look at Lionel Messi. Classic example that is. I mean how long he has been playing. And when he started winning, he won the Copa America, and the the World Cup and scored in the final as well. So you have to wait. It will rain,” Ravi Shastri concluded.