India looked a supreme unit in the last edition of the World Cup event before being thrown out of the race by a spirited New Zealand side. Finishing the league stage at the top of the table and then restricting Kiwis to a below par total in the semi-final, the men in blue were looking good to seal a final berth. However, New Zealand produced a stunning bowling performance to turn the tables.
Even after two months, Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal still feels the pain of the defeat. Recently, the spin wizard reflected on the game and revealed that he was trying to hold his tears back when former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got dismissed to shatter India’s World Cup hopes.
In the chase of 240 runs, India’s top order was blasted by the new ball. While the middle and late order fought valiantly, Black Caps had plans set for everyone. It was Chahal’s utmost wish to see India winning the World Cup and seeing it going unfulfilled made him emotional. Moreover, the 29-year-old refrained from commenting on rain as this wasn’t in anyone’s hands.