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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 17:33 IST

'There is certainly something not right': Ex-cricketer's take on IND not winning a major tournament

A veteran cricketer has spoken out about the Indian Cricket Team's lack of success in ICC events. Despite having chances this year.

Pavitra Shome
Team India batters Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja
Team India batters Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja | Image:AP
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The Indian Cricket Team has been a rampant force with their showcase in the ODI World Cup 2023. Cricket stars like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured records that no other cricketers have reached close to. But the team has remained without a title win in the past decade. Team India has remained without a title-winning run since 2013. The last successful title was under MS Dhoni's reign, and the titles have remained elusive ever since. 

3 Things you need to know

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  • Team India won the Asia Cup in 2023
  • The Rohit Sharma-led Team India won all ten league-stage matches but failed to clinch the World Cup title
  • India won their last ICC title under MS Dhoni's leadership

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Former Cricketer's stern response to India's title-less decade 

While coming off the ODI World Cup loss, Team India dealt with intense criticism after they drastically failed to clinch the title despite having a 10-match win streak in the league stage matches. The team had two opportunities in 2019 and 2023 but could not pick up the momentum. Team India faltered in the World Test Championship final, which Australia won at The Oval. Venkatesh Prasad spoke on the situation while responding to a fan who asked whether India has become the new chokers in International cricket.

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Responding to the query on X (Formerly Twitter), the former cricketer said that while they cannot be called chokers in the international format, there is something not right about losing out at a title run in over 11 years.

"Chokers not, we have won 2 Test series against Australia in Australia, the last one in 2020-21 after 36 all out, I consider as one of India’s greatest especially with more than half first choice players missing. But there is certainly something not right about not winning any major tournament in 11 years," Venkatesh Prasad tweeted.

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Team India will have the chance to break the title-less streak in 11 years as they will travel to the West Indies and the USA for the T20 World Cup. The Indian Cricket Team will be determined to make a chase for the title. They will now face South Africa in the final test match of the two-match series. The Men in Blue will then be in action against Afghanistan in a three-match T20I series.

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 11:00 IST

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