India’s performance in T20 World Cup was the poorest in last 4-5 years: Sourav Ganguly

India couldn't even clear the group stage in the T20 World Cup held in UAE

After the massive disappointment that the Indian fans went through because of India’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2021, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has himself criticized it, saying that it was the poorest he saw India perform in any tournament in the recent past.

According to Sourav Ganguly, it’s not just about the fact that India didn’t win the T20 World Cup. They had not lifted the trophy when they played in Champions Trophy 2017 and in ODI World Cup 2019 either, but they had at least played to their potential in those two tournaments, and it was because of one bad game towards the end that they couldn’t win the trophy.

However, in the recent T20 World Cup, India simply didn’t play to their potential. Their batting in the first two games against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively, which also decided their fate in the tournament, was as if they were not batting with enough freedom.

Ganguly reckons India’s batting and overall performance against Pakistan and New Zealand was 15% of their potential and it’s really sad and unfortunate that the team played so poorly in an ICC tournament with eyeballs from all around the world.

“This has been the poorest of all what I have seen in the last four-five years. I don’t know what’s the reason, but I just felt they did not play with enough freedom,” Ganguly said while talking to Boria Majumdar on his show Backstage with Boria.

India’s T20 World Cup performance will be discussed in BCCI AGM chaired by Sourav Ganguly

Post the T20 World Cup 2021, India’s leadership in T20 cricket has already changed, as Rohit Sharma has taken over the captaincy from Virat Kohli and a new coach has been appointed in Rahul Dravid, but the T20 World Cup performance was so poor that it will now be discussed in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the board which will take place in Kolkata.

Sourav Ganguly himself will be chairing the BCCI AGM and his remarks about India’s performance in the AGM will hold great value with regard to the roadmap that has to be laid in future.


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