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India Vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Sachin Tendulkar Talks About ‘Critical Point’ Where India Missed Out On Capitalizing


New Delhi: Legendary India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Monday talked about Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team’s poor outing against New Zealand in the ongoing World Cup. New Zealand on Sunday attained an emphatic 8-wicket win over India in the Group 2 match of the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. This was India’s second successive defeat in the tournament.

The loss against New Zealand had seriously dented India’s chances of reaching the T20 World Cup semi-finals. Tendulkar, in a video posted on Facebook after the Ind vs NZ match, said that the Indian batsmen were forced to play big shots as New Zealand did not allow them to make runs easily.

“After six overs till 10th over we only scored 13 runs, so according to me that was a critical point where we missed out on capitalising. Those easy singles were not available and that forced our batters to play the big shot,” Sachin Tendulkar explained.

Tendulkar also praised New Zealand skipper Williamson, saying that the star player made some great bowling changes throughout the game.

“From the ball one, the bowling changes of Williamson were top-notch. The planning was good and in the first six overs we were 35/2 and from those 35 runs the 20 came in five overs,” said Tendulkar.

“When Pant came into bat, immediately spinners end was changed by Williamson. Again a smart move. All in all, I felt India was playing a catching of game because how New Zealand dominated the game it was a tough time for India batsmen which forced them to play the big shot,” he added.

Tendulkar also praised Kiwi batsman Daryl Mitchell for playing an unbeaten 49-run knock in the 111 run-chase.

“Then Daryl Mitchell and Williamson stitched an important stand. Williamson is like a rock for the New Zealand team if he is on a wicket he controls the game well. Mitchell played some decent shots and rotated the strikes,” said Tendulkar.


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