India suffered an unexpected loss against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. One of the major talking points of the 18-run loss included the batting order of Indian wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Getting reduced to 5-3 in no time at all, cricket pundits expected the veteran player to face the music and absorb all the pressure. However, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya all batted ahead of Dhoni which moved many to raise eyebrows on India’s planning for the knock-out game.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is no different as he was found confused while commentating on the game. Discussing India’s plans, the Kolkata born opined that Dhoni being a man of crises should have batted earlier which could have helped India tackle the pressure moments better.
The 47-year old was utterly disappointed to see India wasting a golden opportunity to play the World Cup final which will now be contested between New Zealand and hosts England at the iconic ground of Lord’s on July 14.