T20 World Cup: ‘Virat’s Sapna’ remained incomplete, Team India out of T20 World Cup due to these five reasons 

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New Delhi, 8th November 2021: When the T20 World Cup 2021 started, the Indian team was considered a strong contender for the title. Virat Kohli’s army made this point even stronger by performing with a bang in the warm-up matches. 

But who knew that Team India, adorned with star players, would go down in the tournament in such a way that it would have to depend on another team to cement its place in the semi-finals. 

Well, with the defeat to Afghanistan at the hands of New Zealand, India’s journey in the World Cup has also come to an end and Kohli’s dream of being called the champion of T20 captain has also been shattered. Let’s take a look at the five reasons that spoiled Team India’s game in UAE.  

Big mistake in team selection 

When the 15-member team of Team India was announced for the T20 World Cup, many questions were raised in it and Virat and Company were also seen searching for answers to all those questions throughout the tournament. Not including Yuzvendra Chahal in the team proved to be perhaps the biggest mistake of the selectors and the Indian team missed him a lot. Virat had advocated a lot for Rahul Chahar, who went to UAE instead of Chahal but did not give him a chance to take the field in a single match. Varun Chakraborty, who shone with the glare of IPL, wore Team India’s jersey as if his mystery spin had vanished. The decision to keep Shreyas Iyer in the reserve player instead of 15 was also incomprehensible. 

Top-order failure 

It was being said from the beginning of the tournament that the journey of Team India in this T20 World Cup would decide their top order. In the warm-up matches, the bat of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma spoke fiercely, but against big teams like Pakistan and New Zealand, both of them smelled a snake. While Rohit could score 14 runs in total in these two important matches, Rahul also appeared to yearn to middle the ball. Kohli’s bat went against Pakistan, but captain Sahab also knelt in front of the Kiwi bowlers. 

The insistence on Hardik Pandya was costly 

When Team India was selected, it was told that Hardik Pandya is fit and he will be seen bowling in this World Cup. Leave bowling, here Hardik could not even bat properly. Barring the match against Afghanistan, Hardik flopped badly in the tournament. Despite this, captain Kohli gave Hardik a chance in playing XI as a specialist batsman and his stubbornness spoiled the game of Team India. India missed the sixth bowler and could not play the role of Hardik finisher well. 

Captain’s decisions also did bad work 

If Team India is out in the Super 12 stage from the T20 World Cup 2021, then the captain Virat Kohli is largely responsible for this. On the experience of Ravichandran Ashwin and Rahul Chahar, the captain consistently brought Varun Chakraborty in the playing XI. In a big match like do or die against New Zealand, Kohli even changed the batting order of Rohit Sharma, for which the team had to bear the brunt. The playing XI is fine, but Kohli’s decisions on the field also sunk the Indian team. 

Losing the toss and bubble fatigue in big matches was also the reason 

The team chasing runs won the most matches in the Super 12 stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, and the toss played the biggest role on this ground. Kohli’s luck did not favor in the big matches against Pakistan and New Zealand and he lost the toss in both matches. The coming of dew made it easier for the opposition to chase. When Kohli won the toss against Scotland, everyone saw what was the result of the match. 

The fatigue of the bio bubble was also one of the main reasons for the defeat of the Indian team, which was mentioned by Jasprit Bumrah after the loss to New Zealand. Right after the England tour, the IPL and the World Cup started two days after that, in the midst of all of them, the players did not even get a chance to refresh themselves.