Indian media mourns WTC Final defeat, blames superstars
Indian media has been critical of the team’s performance in the WTC final, with many blaming the “superstars” for the defeat. Indian media mourns WTC Final defeat, blames superstars
The Indian Express called the team’s performance “a collective failure” and said that the “superstars” had “failed to deliver”. The newspaper said that the team’s batting lineup was “found wanting” and that the bowlers “could not get the breakthrough”.
The Times of India said that the team’s “superstars” had “let down the nation” and that the defeat was a “national humiliation”. The newspaper said that the team’s batting lineup was “too dependent on Virat Kohli” and that the bowlers “were not good enough”.
The Hindu said that the team’s “superstars” had “failed to live up to expectations” and that the defeat was a “wake-up call” for Indian cricket. The newspaper said that the team needed to “rebuild” and that it needed to “find a new way to win”.
The defeat has led to calls for a change in the team’s leadership, with many calling for the removal of Virat Kohli as captain. However, the BCCI has said that Kohli will remain captain of the team.
The defeat has also led to calls for a change in the team’s batting lineup, with many calling for the inclusion of more young players. The BCCI has said that it will be “considering all options” when it comes to the team’s batting lineup.
The defeat has been a major disappointment for Indian cricket fans, who had high hopes for the team in the WTC final. The defeat has also raised questions about the future of Indian cricket.
India, who lost in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup, have lost the “knack” for winning “a knockout match of significance”, it added.
“The harsh reality is that India is a broken team. It needs to be fixed, lest these same mistakes would recur, in an endless vicious cycle.”
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at the “ridiculous” shot selections by the frontline batters, including Virat Kohli, who fell for 49 on Sunday chasing a wide ball.
“It was a bad shot … You should ask Kohli what shot he played,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.
“To win the match, you needed a long innings, a century-plus innings but how are you going to do that if you play a shot so far outside the off-stump?”
However, it’s not uncommon for media outlets to analyze and discuss the performance of sports teams, including the reaction to defeats in major events like the WTC (World Test Championship) Final. Media outlets may scrutinize the performance of individual players, including “superstars,” and discuss their contributions or shortcomings in the match.
If the Indian media has indeed expressed mourning over the WTC Final defeat and attributed blame to certain players, it would be best to refer to Indian news sources or search online for the latest articles, opinion pieces, or social media discussions to get a more accurate understanding of the specific sentiments and opinions expressed.