Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Rajeev Rai
Updated Mon, 08 Nov 2021 01:37 am IS
Virat, who had announced leaving the Team India captaincy from the ODI and T20 format after the 2021 T20 World Cup, was the last chance for Virat to win the trophy this time around, but that too got out of hand. Virat Kohli, popularly known as the treadmill, achieved many achievements under his captaincy, but his dream of winning the World Cup remained just a dream.
MS Dhoni-Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli
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Virat and his team disappointed despite the guidance of coach Ravi Shastri and former ICC three-tournament winning captain Mahendra Singh. The Indian team was downgraded to the Super 12 stage in the current T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Even in Group B, considered the easiest of the tournament, he could not perform according to his image.
The Indian team now only have one formal match to play against Namibia on Monday, as the team is already out of the race for the semi-finals.
Did not reach the last four of the ICC tournament for the first time in 9 years
This is the first time since 2012 that the Indian cricket team has failed to reach the semi-finals of an ICC tournament. The Indian team failed to reach the semifinals of the T20 World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2012 and this time they also had to be eliminated in the group match itself.
Trip to the ICC tournament from 2012 to 2021
- The Indian team won the Champions Trophy title in 2013 under the leadership of MS Dhoni and then became runners-up in 2017 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
- Team India traveled to the semi-finals in both 2015 and 2019 at the ODI World Cup.
- The Indian team was once again runner-up at the T20 World Cup in 2014 and reached the semi-finals in 2016.
- The Indian team had a chance to win the title once again, but in the first season of the World Test Championship in the same year, i.e. 2021, they had to face defeat in the final.