Indian team lost the all-important match in the T20 World Cup 2022 against England by 10 wickets. That loss was very humiliating for the men in blue because they didn’t get any wickets of England and the opponent chased down the total in the 16th overs of the match. After the loss, the Indian team was getting criticism from all over the world.
Recently, former English Cricketer Michael Vaughan wrote a criticizing comment slamming the Indian team for scoring 6 runs per over in the powerplay and they don’t even convert that start into a big total. He stated that the Indian team is the biggest underperforming team in white-ball cricket.
“India is the most underperforming white-ball team in history. I am just staggered by how they play T20 cricket for the talent they have. They have the players, but just do not have the right process in place. They have to go for it. Why do they give the opposition bowlers the first five overs to bed in?” Michael Vaughan wrote in his daily telegraph.
Currently, Indian team is on a tour to New Zealand to play the three T20 match series against Kiwis under the young skipper, Hardik Pandya, starting from 18th November. In this series, the Indian team management will try a few young players as well as the new supporting staff.
Before starting the series, Hardik Pandya attended the conference with reporters, in which he was asked about his thoughts on Vaughan’s statement. The veteran all-rounder said we respect people’s opinions and we don’t need to prove anything to anyone.
“Obviously when you don’t do well, people will have their opinion, which we respect. I understand people have different points of view. Being at the international level, I don’t think we need to prove anything to anyone. It’s a sport, you keep trying to get better, and eventually, when the result is supposed to happen it will happen. There are things we need to work on, going forward we will rectify and work on it” said Hardik Pandya.
“There is disappointment in the T20 World Cup, but we are professionals. We need to cope with it the way we cope with our success and move forward, look to get better and rectify the mistakes we made” he added.