World Cup Titbits

Ganguly points out two major reasons behind India’s loss

2 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A disappointed former Sourav Ganguly pointed out two major reasons behind India’s first defeat in ICC World Cup 2019 at Birmingham, Edgbaston on Sunday. Ganguly, who was present in the commentary box during the final stages of the match, felt India now need to address a few issues going ahead in the tournament, reports

Ganguly said India lost the match in two stages – the first 10 overs of their chase when Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struggled to score quickly and the last 5 overs when Dhoni and Jadhav scored at a run-a-ball despite the asking rate being well over 13 runs per over.

“India lost the chase it in two phases... The first 10 overs and the final 5 overs,” Ganguly told the host broadcasters in the post-match discussion when asked to dissect India’s performance on Sunday.