Watching India crash out in the semi-finals against New Zealand was gutting, to say the least. With the score being on 25-4, why was MS Dhoni restrained from being sent in next to bat alongside Rishabh Pant?
Has Dhoni been there with Rishabh Pant there was a chance that he could have batted more sensibly?
Ravindra Jadeja on the other side played the knock of his life, silenced a few critics and contributed well enough in a partnership with MS Dhoni which nearly got India over the line.
But never the less, it was a golden opportunity for India to make it into the finals of the tournament.
The target of 240 wasn’t a mammoth task, but New Zealand bowlers did their job with utmost perfection to restrict the men in blue.
At the end of the day, cricket is a sport, and sport has no retakes, so hard luck to all the Indian fans.
(Featured Image: Twitter/New Zealand Cricket)
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