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Indian cricketer Dhoni deserved for the 'disgraceful exit:' Pakistani minister

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New Zealand ripped through India´s top-order to reduce two-time former champions to 24 for four

By Kohli's own admission, India lost the match in the first 45 minutes of their chase of 240, shattering a billion hopes days after the team finished on top of the league stage.

On Wednesday, New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs in a thrilling semifinal clash at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

According to family members, the deceased was bursting crackers when Indian batsmen were scoring runs but complained of breathlessness as India was on the verge of defeat.

Furthermore, this tragic incident occurs when MS Dhoni was run-out after the superb throw from New Zealand's Martin Guptill. "New Zealand were braver in crunch situations and they deserve it", Kohli had said at the presentation ceremony, referring to the period inside the first 10 overs in which India lost four top-order batsmen, including Rohit Sharma and Kohli. The required rate initially continued to climb but the pair showed fight and put on a World Cup record 116 for the seventh wicket partnership.

In the semifinal against New Zealand, who reached the knockouts by the skin of their teeth after finishing fourth, India were overwhelming favourites to win.

Just when the Men in Blue are trying to distract themselves from a disappointing loss at the CWC 2019, logistical issues crop up and this has further delayed Team India's departure from England.

"Also, it was pretty ordinary stuff when you had Bangar stating to the Indian media contingent that every player was available for selection when Shankar was ruled out early next morning on account of an injury sustained earlier on tour". Vijay's injury meant that Rishabh Pant played at No. 4 in the last four matches.

"Because many players will not be able to process it". Before that, you told Hardik Pandya to take on the spinners. Overall, India's performance was good through-out the tournament.

"Why and how can you explain to me you bring in a Mayank Agarwal?". An aggressive leader, Kohli is completely different from captain Dhoni whose calm demeanour under pressure helped sail through the rough waters. The difference between getting into the semis, getting into the final and ultimately winning it are huge obstacle stages and only World Champion teams with a bit of luck earn their place.

Another incident that Gavaskar came down heavily on was MS Dhoni's batting position in the semi-final, saying Dhoni should have batted higher up the order.

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