India lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets, which almost ended Team India’s hopes of making it to the semi-finals. The Men in Blue were outplayed in all the departments of the game. However, fans are only targeting Virat Kohli, who is leading India for the last time in the global event of the shortest format. Meanwhile, former India player Mohammed Azharuddin has come out in support of the India skipper.
According to him, it is the collective failure of the team and not just one individual.
“Virat Kohli is facing criticism but it’s the entire team and the coaches that have failed and not just one man. It turned out to be a scary Halloween for Indian fans,” he wrote.
— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks) October 31, 2021
New Zealand inflicted a crushing eight-wicket defeat on India at the cricket T20 World Cup on Sunday which put the tournament favourite on the brink of elimination.
India’s much-trumpeted batters flopped for the second time — after a 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan — reaching only 110-7 after New Zealand chose to bowl.
Daryl Mitchell (49) and captain Kane Williamson (33 not out) eased New Zealand to 111-2 in 14.3 overs in a lopsided Group 2 game. Williamson scored the winning single.
Mitchell missed out on a deserved half-century when he was caught at long-on against Jasprit Bumrah’s off-cutter but not before hitting four boundaries and three sixes. Bumrah finished with 2-19 in another disappointing night for India.