Dinesh Karthik explained why India has missed winning an ICC trophy in past years, as the wicket-keeper batsman shed light on what has gone wrong for them on the grand stage.
India’s failure to win an ICC competition in recent years has become something of trouble. Even though the team has found achievements worldwide, they last won an ICC event in 2013 when MS Dhoni’s men raised the Champions Trophy in England.
Talking to Indranil Basu on Social media, Dinesh Karthik wasn’t too upset by India’s recent submit. The KKR batsman clarified there is no code to split when it comes to ICC tournaments, remarking how India has forever made it past the beauty phases.
“There is no code to crack. When you play a tournament like that (ICC competitions) the most important thing is the league phase. If you’re a consistent team, more often than not you will reach the knockout stage. India as a cricketing nation has always done that,” said Dinesh Karthik, while speaking on media.
India has unsuccessful at the semi-final stage in the last 2 ICC World Cups. In 2015 they were deprived of Australia despite coming into the semi-finals victorious. In 2019, Virat Kohli’s men closely lost to New Zealand by 18 runs simultaneously despite access the competition as preferred.
It was a comparable case throughout the T20 World Cup in 2016, when India was losing to West Indies in the semis, failing to make their home benefit count. Their fights ongoing during the 2017 Champions Trophy as well, where India fell at the final hurdle, lost to Pakistan in the finals.
But Dinesh Karthik underlined how the team had always been making it past the peach stages. The cricketer considers a team’s performance in the knockout stages as a factor of luck, and the same hasn’t gone their way in the past couple of competitions.
“In almost every tournament that we’ve played, we’ve reached the knockouts. In the knockouts, it depends on whatever happens that one day. Unluckily the rub of the green has not gone our way. Almost every ICC tournament, we’ve made it to the semi-finals. But you have one bad day and it so happens to be on that day,” Dinesh Karthik Said.
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