Sourav Ganguly | Virat Kohli led Team India gets Sourav Ganguly support after WTC final loss
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India suffered a defeat in the WTC final
- New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in the title match
- Sourav Ganguly has given his reaction on India’s defeat
Recently, the Indian team’s hopes of winning the World Test Championship (WTC) title were dashed. In the final, India suffered a crushing defeat by 8 wickets at the hands of New Zealand. Indian batsmen disappointed a lot in the rain-affected title match. India scored 217 runs in the first innings and 170 runs in the second innings. New Zealand, on the other hand, took a 32 run lead after scoring 249 in the first innings and then won the next innings with a target of 139 runs.
Ganguly came out in support of Team India
The Indian team is facing severe criticism after the defeat in the WTC final. Captain Virat Kohli, including many players, is also being targeted. However, many former cricketers have also defended the players. BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has also come forward in support of Team India. He has spoken a lot about the performance of the team. Along with this, Ganguly has openly praised the names of many players.
‘Everyone’s contribution to the WTC journey’
Sourav Ganguly said in an interview to The Week magazine, ‘Everyone contributed in the journey of this Test Championship. Ajinkya Rahane was the highest run-scorer for India in the WTC. Don’t forget the bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma. Ishant is such a fast bowler who has played 100 Tests. This is a great achievement. He is the only Indian fast bowler after Kapil Dev to do so. There have been remarkable contributions from Rohit Sharma, Rahane and skipper Virat Kohli. Ravichandran Ashwin did well with the ball.
‘Both teams deserved to play the final’
Ganguly said that both the teams deserved to play the final. He also explained how the ICC can make some changes for the success of the next WTC. Ganguly said, “Both India and New Zealand have played well and that’s why they reached the final. At the same time, talking about the qualification criteria, it was based on the percentage of victory. Hopefully there will be some changes at the next WTC. Last year a lot of matches and series were canceled due to Kovid-19. Hope all these will be kept in mind in the next tournament.
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