After suffering a loss in the first session on Day 5 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at The Oval on Sunday (June 11), the Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma faced criticism from Sunil Gavaskar, a renowned Indian batting legend. It’s worth noting that this defeat came after India’s previous loss to New Zealand in the inaugural WTC final in 2021, led by Kane Williamson.
Having observed two consecutive losses in the WTC finals, Sunil Gavaskar, who has transitioned into a cricket analyst after his playing days, raised concerns regarding the approach and selection of the Indian team during the crucial summit clash. Gavaskar expressed doubts about the team’s overall strategy for the WTC final, particularly following their defeat against Australia. He emphasized the importance of honesty in evaluating the team’s approach, questioning whether it aligned with the expectations for a World Test Championship Final. Additionally, Gavaskar pondered whether the team’s conservative approach to team selection and decision-making, such as the choice to bat or bowl, was appropriate for such a significant match.