Irfan Pathan, Ravi Shastri held IPL responsible for Team India’s poor performance in the final of World Test Championship (PC: Irfan Pathan Twitter)
New Delhi. India lost the final of the World Test Championship for the second time in a row. This time Australia broke India’s dream by defeating them by 209 runs. From the very first day of the final, the Australian team dominated India and did not give Rohit Sharma’s stalwarts any chance to return. After India’s defeat, IPL is being cursed fiercely and IPL is being considered as the biggest reason for the defeat.
In fact, except for Cheteshwar Pujara, all the players of the Indian squad had reached London directly from the IPL. In such a situation, fatigue also dominated him. Fans have also held the veteran responsible for the defeat of the Indian team in the IPL, who praised the players fiercely during the IPL, but did not even talk about their break during that time. Whereas the final of India and Australia was decided long before the start of IPL.
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2 months everyone remained calm
The players were also well aware that they would have to leave for London as soon as the league was over. Irfan Pathan, Ravi Shastri and Ricky Ponting are the legendary players who themselves were busy in IPL for 2 months. Pathan and Shastri were commentators while Ponting was the coach of Delhi Capitals. During the World Test Championship, Pathan told IPL the reason behind India’s poor bowling.
#TeamIndia fought hard but it was Australia who won the match.
Congratulations to Australia on winning the #WTC23 Final.
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/0nYl21pwaw pic.twitter.com/hMYuho3R3C
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 11, 2023
not even a break
Pathan had not taken the name directly, but had definitely said by tweeting that bowling 15 to 20 overs in a day straight after bowling 4 overs is a big jump. Pathan remembered this thing during the final, whereas during the IPL he had never spoken a single word on this issue. Even on social media, he wrote a lot about the players during the IPL, but he did not say a word about the finals.
From bowling 4 overs regularly to bowling 15-20 overs a day is a big jump. #INDvsAUS
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 7, 2023
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Advice up to clause in contract
On India’s defeat, Ravi Shastri says that BCCI should change the rules of IPL. He said that cricket for the country or IPL, it is up to you to decide. He even advised the BCCI that there should be a clause in the IPL contract, so that in view of big events, big players can be dropped from the league at any time.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 22, 2023
Ponting raised questions on preparations
Shastri was praising Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli’s IPL hundreds last month, but he also did not remember the final of the Test Championship during that time. The same Ricky Ponting raised questions on the preparations of Team India during the final. Ponting said that Team India’s preparation for the final was not ideal, as the players came directly to play the final after playing the IPL.
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