“Toss did not play a huge role in India’s losses” – Ajit Agarkar
By SMCS - Nov 8, 2021 11:30 am
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Former veteran cricketers Ajit Agarkar and Tom Moody felt that the results of the toss didn’t affect India’s exit from the T20 World Cup 2021. Notably, India has failed to qualify for the semi-finals of an ICC tournament for the first time since 2012. They will take on Namibia in their final game on November 8.

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Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar said that India failed to post enough runs on the board despite having a strong batting unit. They posted below-par totals in their matches against Pakistan and New Zealand. Although they managed to do well in the net run rate in the last two games, it went in vain as other results did not go in their favour as well.

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While previewing the match between India and Namibia, Ajit Agarkar told ESPNCricinfo: “The toss did not play a huge role in India’s losses. I think India just did not bat well enough, unfortunately, in spite of having a good batting lineup, which is what cost them the game. If they had scored a lot of runs and lost, you could perhaps blame the tosses, but I’m sure the Indian team would be the first one to say that tosses played a part but not the reason behind India’s losses.”

tom moody
Tom Moody

On the other hand, former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has also agreed with the opinion that the toss did not have a say in the result of India’s games where they lost. Moody also felt that the team’s inability to play under pressure was the biggest reason for their downfall in the mega event as well.

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He concluded: “Toss did not play that big a role in India’s losses. At the end of the day, India just did not play their best cricket under pressure. That was really the main reason they have not had the success they would have liked in this World Cup.”