Former players criticized India for losing by ten wickets against England. The poor form of the opening line was also a major setback for the team and India were completely disarmed in the bowling. Virender Sehwag said Hales and Buttler played well in attacking India.
Anand Mahindra says that it is the manner of defeat that hurts more than defeat. Former England captain Michael Vaughan said in an interview to the Daily Telegraph that if you look at the history of white-ball cricket teams, India’s performance is very poor.
The former England captain, Eoin Morgan, said that he expected a big fight but the semi-final fight was like a boxing match between two different weight classes. There is criticism that the big obstacle in the game was the poor performance of the opening line.
Neither Roha nor Rahul could give a strong start. Rahul scored only five runs and Rohit scored only 27 runs. A better score came for the team of Pandya and Kohli who scored half-centuries, and that is evident in the words of the coach Rahul Dravid.
If you fail with bat and ball in the first six overs, it will be difficult to come back. Rohit managed to score only one half-century in the tournament. Despite scoring half-centuries against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Rahul has not had a break from criticism.
Both started slowly in most of the games. It was often the performances of Virat Kohli or Suryakumar Yadav that took India to a defendable score and even a win. While England scored 63 runs in the Powerplay, India managed to score only 38 runs for one wicket.
Indian Captain And Team Criticized After Water-Drinking Defeat Against England In Semi-Finals