Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

Occupied Kashmir celebrates as India faces defeat in cricket world cup

In a first in the history of ODI cricket, the Indian top-three batsmen, comprising K L Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ended up getting dismissed for a run each during their World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand here. "And so was Dhoni who kept India in the hunt". "The team played well".

The several hundred India fans, who had opted to stay back for the second day of the rain-interrupted contest, were left aghast as Matt Henry and Trent Boult reduced their side to 5 for 3 and then 24 for 4 in the first Powerplay. Three early wickets put the team on the backfoot completely.

Indian wickets continued to fall for New Zealand throughout the innings with very little resistance offered by the Indians until MS Dhoni and Ravi Jadeja arrived at the crease in the 22nd and 30th overs respectively. It was a case of so close but yet so far. "Hats off to Jadeja and Dhoni for the way they played", Edulji told PTI.

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India went down fighting against New Zealand to bow out of the tournament. India's succumbing to a "black kiwi" moment at Old Trafford, Manchester, and being eased out of the Cricket World Cup, is one such "black swan" event Indian fans are having to deal with and gulp down. That (retirement) is his personal decision.

"In my watching Jadeja for 10 years, me playing with him as well, this is probably his top quality, like best knock according to me because the kind of pressure", Kohli said. The youngsters in the team still need his mentorship, " Edulji, herself a former India captain, added.

The tweet read, "Dhoni you deserved such disgraceful exit for polluting the gentleman's game with fixing and bias!" "Of course, very disappointed", he said, "to just go out on the basis of 45 minutes of bad cricket is saddening and it breaks your heart also, because you have worked so hard throughout the tournament to build momentum. So they know how to put pressure because they play very consistent cricket and today was an example of that", said Kohli.

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