Gautam Gambhir Shared A Message For Indian Fans Before India’s Last Game In WC: Virat Kohli and Co. endured a disastrous campaign in the T20 World Cup 2021. The Indian cricket team’s journey in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2032 will come to an end tonight, with the Men in Blue taking against Namibia in their last league-stage match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Team India did register stunning wins against Afghanistan and Scotland, however, it won’t help them to go through. Throughout the tournament, the Indian side was mercilessly trolled and criticized by the fans because of their flop show in the high-voltage tournament.
This is the first time since 2012 when the Indian side failed to make it to the knock-out stage of an ICC event. Though, India doesn’t have anything to lose now, a defeat against Namibia is the last thing they would want.
Meanwhile, ahead of their last clash tonight, former Indian cricketer and World Cup hero Gautam Gambhir has requested fans to not go hard on the Indian team and understand the fact that the players were in a bio-secure bubble for a long time.
In his column for the Times of India, Gautam Gambhir wrote: “Before we take them to the cleaners, please pause and think that all these games were played in a bio-secure bubble. But players were training at home, taking flights, quarantining in a hotel room, living a bubbled life to play and entertain you and me. Yes, they are paid handsomely and it’s a professional world out there…blah…blah..blah… How about just saying, well tried, boys,”
He also questioned the format of the tournament. Well, there have been claims of differences in quality between the two groups drawn by the ICC in the Super 12s. Gambhir feels that the ICC should have organized the tournament like the 2019 World Cup. He added:
“Is there a lesson there for the organisers? Should the format be a round-robin, where every team plays each other, rather than have two groups?”