5. Finals World T20 2014 : India vs. Sri Lanka
India lost the finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 at Mirpur to the Sri Lankan side who lifted their first T20 World Cup in 2014.
The Sri Lankans outsmarted the Indians in every way possible and they deserve to be applauded for that. Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara bowled beautifully in the end and restricted India to 130 in their 20 overs. Sri Lanka won by six wickets with Sangakkara as the man of the match.
But what the media and the highly emotional fans of cricket saw was Yuvraj’s incompetence in losing the finals. They pelted stones at his house and lighted his effigies, there were abuses and tantrums, the hero of 2007 and the 2011 World Cup was ripped off and shown no mercy.
They focused on the fact that Yuvraj’s 11 off 21 balls made all the difference but what they didn’t see was that even Kohli and Dhoni couldn’t hit Malinga’s and Kulasekara’s balls to boundaries because they were bowling exceptionally well. Dhoni too is to be blamed. He should have sent T20 specialist Raina before Yuvraj.
We should accept the fact that the better team won.
Sachin also wrote on the same social media:
Raghav Jain is a cricket content writer at Essentially Sports. He is pursuing engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute Of Technology, Delhi. His interests are reading novels, cricket, quizzing.