WTC Final / 'Team India was at par with Australia' BCCI boss's strange statement after the defeat

Zoom News : Jun 11, 2023, 10:58 PM
WTC Final: World's richest cricket board. Largest cricket playing population. Most facilities and biggest franchise cricket league. Still, not a single ICC title has come in India's account for 10 years. Along with the defeat at the hands of Australia in the final of the World Test Championship, this wait of India increased further. This defeat is very shameful in itself, but BCCI President Roger Binny did very strange things after this defeat.

The Indian team was bundled out for just 234 runs on Sunday, June 11, the last day of the final at The Oval. In response to the target of 444 runs from Australia, Team India surrendered in such a way that the game ended with 209 runs. This is India's ninth defeat in the ICC tournament in the last 10 years and once again the title slipped out of his hands.

Binny's absurd statement

After this final defeat, BCCI President Roger Binny also expressed his reaction. The former Indian all-rounder, who was present in London to watch the final, attributed the defeat to the partnership between Steve Smith and Travis Head. According to the report of the news agency ANI, Binny said that the match had gone out of India's hands on the first day itself.

He then made a strange statement that if Smith and Head had not had that partnership, both teams would have been equal in the match. This statement of Binny looks absurd because Australia, like Team India, took their top order wickets early were not lost. Similarly, in the second innings also there were important partnerships between his batsmen, while the Indian team struggled for it.

Big partnership between Hadd-Smith

India won the toss in this match and decided to bowl first. Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings, out of which 327 runs came on the first day itself. During this time for Australia, there was a partnership of 251 runs between Smith and Travis Head on the first day, which reached 285 runs on the second day. Both the batsmen scored centuries.