‘India Bowled Well But Without Any Luck’: Sachin Post England Loss
England ended India’s winning streak in World Cup 2019 and defeated the Men in Blue by 31-runs.
England ended India’s winning streak in World Cup 2019 and defeated the Men in Blue by 31-runs on Sunday, 30 June, in Birmingham. India’s loss not only hurt their unbeaten streak, but it also ended Pakistan’s chances of qualifying for the semis.
England posted 337 on the board after opting to bat first and then restricted India to 306 for 5.
While some questioned India’s batsmen, others felt it was England's day as they performed very well at their meeting in Edgbaston.
Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar is not disheartened by India’s performance against England and called the loss as just a small setback in their World Cup campaign so far.
“When England won the toss, they decided to bat. I had said 315 would be an ideal score. England got off to a flyer. Bairstow, his fluency, and Roy. I think they complement each other. They run well.Sachin Tendulkar
“When Vince was there, we didn’t see this Bairstow. And Roy brings a surprise element. He is so much in Viru Sehwag’s mode. He is fearless. He backs himself and he played some incredible shots and that kind of sets the platform,” said the master-blaster.
“Without any doubt, our bowlers really bowled well but without any luck. The batters were beaten, outside edges and inside edges went for a boundary,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.
Shoaib Akhtar also expressed his views on the Indian defeat on his YouTube channel.
Other big names in the cricket world also took to Twitter:
With 1 loss in 7 matches, India stands at the second position in the points table with 11 points in total. India will play their next game against Bangladesh on Tuesday,2 July.
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