Watch: Rohit Sharma seen teary-eyed after India knocked out of T20 World Cup
After its defeat against England in the second semi-finals, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was seen with a teary-eye, with coach Rahul Dravid consoling him
Indian cricket team has to wait some more time for its next ICC trophy as England defeated India by 10 wickets in the second semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022. The Indian players which performed well in the whole tournament were very dejected, as it will be almost 10 years now since India won its last ICC title of Champions Trophy in 2013. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was seen with a teary eye, with the coach Rahul Dravid consoling him.
India's 168 was never enough on the Adelaide pitch, given the conditions and England had the upper hand since it won the toss and opted to field. India's top three struggled with KL Rahul again departing early. The biggest achievement of England bowlers was that they kept, India's star batsman Suryakumar Yadav silent, who was dismissed at just 14 runs. In the first 10 overs India was at just 62 runs and then Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya provided the required stability to the innings.
"Pretty disappointed how it turned up today. We batted well at the backend to get that score. We were not up to the mark with the ball, we couldn't turn up today. It's all about handling the pressure in knockout games. All these guys have played enough to understand that," Rohit said in the post-match presentation.
“We still batted well at the back end. Not good enough with the ball, definitely is not a wicket that a team could chase in 17 overs. We just did not turn up with the ball," he said.
This defeat will be especially difficult to swallow as the Rohit-Dravid duo were eyeing this World Cup for the past year after India performed terribly in the World Cup of 2021. In the last year, the Indian team pushed itself a lot, and actually won a lot of matches even against the strong teams.
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