India lost the knockout round game to New Zealand and now out of the tournament. All the dreams of winning the world cup are now turned into ashes. A lot of question is rising now which needs to answer to get a clearer view of India’s such performance. Was it a tactical error that destroyed India’s final dream? Or was it the openers of the team who couldn’t even stand in front of the Blackcaps. Read below to find out the answer.

Was it a tactical error that destroyed India’s final dream?

We have to say the ground favored the bowlers throughout the match. Indian bowlers have bowled really well and the good swing and pace from their balls limited the run buildup of New ZealandBhuvneshwar Kumar bowled incredible and picked up 3 wickets sparing 43 runs in 10 overs. Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah also checked the run and picked one wicket each. In the limited overs, they send out 8 of the Kiwis to the dressing room.

But when it came their time to bat, a never before scenario happened. Never have they ever have so shamefully shattered by any opponent team in near history. The group stage champion India’s batsman did not get a chance to stay in the ground. One after another they came and got dismissed, just like a small team gets destroyed by the big one. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul all the big fish of the team scored only 1 run each for the team. You can imagine how shameful they are feeling right now.

What was needed at that moment was MS Dhoni. But he came down to bat at number 7! It was too late for him to come because valuable wickets and runs were gone by then. Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly said it was a huge mistake for the team to let Dhoni play that late. If he came to play much earlier, He might have save India. nonetheless, from his point, he tried his best to score some runs and even managed t score a half-century. But it was not enough for them to win. They fell short of 18 runs and wickets at the end.

MS Dhoni
Dhoni scored 50 runs in 72 balls.

So finally we can say a lot of reasons may have played a role in India’s defeat. They better take some lessons from here. Otherwise, they will make the same mistakes again.