Unfortunate: Bhuvneshwar Kumar on India’s inability to win ICC trophy since 2013


2017 Champions Trophy final, things changed after Jasprit Bumrah’s no-ball. It’s not like we’ve had a one-sided loss or we went down without a fight.

“We’ve always lost due to an unfortunate event or incident. Although, the 2017 Champions Trophy final was a one-sided loss where they outplayed us.

“And it’s difficult to pin-point the exact reason for the loss. But losing these knockout matches masks the fact that we actually played very well through those tournaments.”

Both captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have pointed their fingers at “45 minutes of bad play” for their exit from the 2019 World Cup. India lost only one match in the group stages and topped the table but failed in the semi-final against New Zealand when chasing a par total of 240.

Speaking to India Today last year, Ravi Shastri said India will chase the World Cup title and that it’s a ‘bloody obsession’ for him.

“Huge (ICC tournament obsession). I am a winner man! I have been part of a World Cup-winning team. I have been part of a World Championship team that won in 1985. I am a coach of an Indian Test team that has been No. 1 for the last 3-4 years. I like to win. Yes. That one event. I will chase that with my team,” Ravi Shastri said.


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