In the WTC final on Sunday at The Oval, India fell to Australia by 209 runs after being dismissed for 234 in the pursuit of 444.
Sunil Gavaskar, a legendary batsman, criticised Rohit Sharma for making the suggestion to play a three-match series in the upcoming World Test Championship final after Australia captain Pat Cummins disagreed with it and said that every team should be mentally prepared before competing in such significant events. India was bowled out for 234 in the pursuit of 444 and fell to Australia by a score of 209 runs in the WTC final on Sunday at The Oval.
After the game, Rohit addressed the media and stated, “I would like to play the 3-Test match series for the WTC Final. We battled and laboured hard, yet we only participated in one game. In the following WTC cycle, I believe a three-match series would be excellent.
Gavaskar told India Today that he disagreed with Rohit’s idea. You already know that the final will only be a one-off match before you even start the cycle’s first match. This has been determined for a very long time. As a result, mental preparation is required.
“You don’t say best of three, just like you don’t say the IPL.” Everyone has unpleasant days or even weeks, but you are aware of them before the cycle’s first ball. Therefore, you can’t be requesting a best of three. You may choose the finest of five tomorrow,” he continued.
Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja were both dismissed by Australian bowler Scott Boland in the same over, ultimately ending India’s chances of winning the match as they were bowled out for 234 on the final day at The Oval.
India had only themselves to blame for yet another defeat in a major competition since Australia was obviously the superior team on all fronts. India won their previous ICC championship back in 2013, which was their second straight loss in the World Tennis Championship final after losing to New Zealand two years prior.
On the last day, India lost seven wickets for an additional 70 runs.