"When these guys play in IPL"- Rohit Sharma lashes out at Team India after semi-final loss vs ENG

"When these guys play in IPL"- Rohit Sharma lashes out at Team India after semi-final loss vs ENG

The dream of Indian teams winning the T20 World Cup 2022 has been crushed at the hands of England in the second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval. England registered a thumping 10-wicket win over India and has advanced to the final of the competition.

Both English openers, Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49), hit the Indian bowlers to all parts of the world. England made 170 runs in just 16 overs to win the game by 10 wickets. With this defeat, India's wait to win an ICC event has grown even longer.

India won the last ICC tournament in 2013 under the leadership of MS Dhoni, which was the Champions Trophy in England. Speaking of the game, both Indian openers failed once again, and India struggled in the early part of the innings.

However, half-centuries from Virat Kohli (50 off 40) and Hardik Pandya (63 off 33) helped India reach a competitive total. But in the second innings, the Indian bowling and fielding were below par, which helped the opposition win by a massive margin.

After the loss, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma highlighted the reason for the loss. He said that the result is disappointing and that the batting did pretty well to reach 168, but the bowling couldn't do much, and it was the bowling performance that let the team down.

Rohit said, "When it comes to knockout stages, it's all about handling the pressure. Depends on the individual as well. You can't teach anyone to handle pressure. When these guys play the playoffs in the IPL and all that, those are high-pressure games, and they're able to handle it."

The skipper also said that the ball was swinging in the first over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but the bowlers didn't bowl at the right areas. He also added that it was not a pitch where a team could make 170 in 16 overs, which shows how badly we bowled.

Notably, India became the only team in World Cup history to lose a game by 10 wickets twice. England will now face Pakistan in the final on Sunday, November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

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