In the final match of the World Cup India Had to face a crushing defeat. Australia won the World Cup by defeating India by six wickets. India had secured its place in the finals by winning all the matches. Australia put an end to the victory procession of the Indian team. There was a moment of mourning all over India after the defeat. All the Indians could not understand how India lost this match. After the defeat, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi felt that this defeat was due to overconfidence, one of his sharp remarks regarding which is becoming increasingly viral on social media.
Overconfidence kills you: Afridi
Afridi was live on Pakistan channel Sama TV during India’s innings. In difficult circumstances, the Men in Blue were called to bat first against Australia. The Indian team lost its opening batsman Shubhman Gill for four runs. While captain Rohit Sharma continued his explosive batting against the Australian bowlers. During his innings he scored 47 runs in 31 balls. After he was caught out, a statement from Afridi came out. He said, ‘When you continue playing, overconfidence also increases. So that thing gives you Marwah.
Virat and Rahul gave excellent comeback to the team
After India’s poor start, Indian team’s star batsman Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper KL Rahul brought the team back into good form. There was a partnership of 67 runs in 18.3 overs between Kohli and KL Rahul. But after his dismissal, the rest of the line-up fell apart regularly and India were bundled out for only 240 runs in the entire innings.
Afridi angry at Indian audience
Australia chased the target with seven overs remaining on the basis of a brilliant partnership of 192 runs for the fourth wicket between Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne. Afridi, speaking on the same channel after the final, seemed angry at the Indian crowd for not appreciating Head’s efforts. He said, ‘I think we all have experienced this at some point in our careers. Whenever we hit a four or scored a century or took a wicket, there was never any reaction from the (Indian) crowd. Yesterday, when Travis Head scored a century, there was silence in the audience. Why? A sports-loving nation always appreciates every athlete and their efforts, but it was surprising not to get the same from the Indian crowd, which is a so-called educated crowd. It was such a big century that at least some people could stand up and applaud. And the way the body language of the team kept falling, the same was happening in the crowd.