Music icon Lata Mangeshkar urges MS Dhoni to carry on playing
Jul 12 2019
India's top-order was blown away on an overcast morning by New Zealand pacers Matt Henry and Trent Boult as the two pacers picked up 4 wickets between them in the first 10 overs.
The unexpected loss left a largely Indian-dominated crowd at Old Trafford disappointed, while a billion fans back home tried to come to terms with the heartbreaking end of the team's bid for a third World Cup crown.
India were down to 5/3 while chasing 240 but fighting innings from Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni saw India come excruciatingly close to the target.
Virat Kohli admitted India had paid the price for "45 minutes of bad cricket" as the heart-broken skipper surveyed the wreckage of his side's stunning World Cup exit.
"We are not shying away from accepting that we didn't stand up to the challenge and we were not good enough under pressure. Accept the failure as it shows on the scoreboard".
"I completely appreciate the way he played in the whole tournament". Everything has to be balanced, like we want it to be on the field. He served as India's Test cricket captain from 2008 to 2014. As for Pant, Kohli said he already understood his mistake but it was all part of the learning process for a 21-year-old player who had not even been an original selection in this, his first World Cup.
During a post-match conference following India's loss, when Virat Kohli was asked about Dhoni's retirement and if "Captain Cool" has spoken about his future plans, the Indian captain said, "No, he hasn't told us anything about his future". "I wish them all the best", he said. "I know how deep the level of disappointment will be. So there are many things that we can take back as positives".