Cricket legend Kapil Dev slammed the Indian cricket team after their loss to South Africa in the T20 World Cup on Sunday, saying the team cannot win if they keep wasting chances and dropping catches.
Criticising India’s missed chances on Sunday, Kapil Dev said the players’ enthusiasm should rise as they defend a low total. Kapil Dev said that if one misses gruelling chances and catches in shorter format cricket, one cannot win. When the team is defending a low total, the enthusiasm and energy should increase to 100 per cent.
The cricket legend said that while he understands that dropped catches can happen in a game, it should not happen when the match is on a knife edge as it lowers the team’s morale.
“Little mistakes like that shouldn’t happen. I understand every player drops catches, but when a game comes in a tough situation you drop a catch like that, somewhere the team morale will drop.”
He said that in terms of runs, he cannot say that all three stumps were completely visible. He said 70 to 75 per cent of the stumps was visible from 6 yards. “One can say there were two important aspects that could have clearly changed the game.”
India lost to South Africa by five wickets in Perth. Pakistani fans also crictised the team India on Twitter. Twitter was also filled with memes after the match between SA and India.
India will take on Bangladesh in their next Super 12s match in Adelaide on Wednesday. The match will decide whether the team will get a place in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.