India batsman Rohit Sharma has sent out a message to all the fans and has written that Indian team is too dejected after the loss against Pakistan, though they have to move on from that loss –
Not an ideal result, we are all dejected. But I know this is a brilliant cricket team, one bad game doesn't change anything. We move on!!
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 19, 2017
Going into the final against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, India was expected to win the cup and retain the Champions Trophy because they were the strong team if compared to Pakistan but the way the game panned out to be, it was totally unexpected.
First, it was the bowlers who let Pakistan batsmen put up a huge total of 338, which was only possible when they made big blunders. The no ball from Jasprit Bumrah was not the only one of the instance in the game when India let Pakistan score runs as prior to that, there were many run-out misses as well, which was another blunder made by the Indian team.
When coming into bat to chase a total of 339, team India had worst of the starts when Rohit Sharma was trapped in front of stumps by Mohammad Amir on a score of 0. A wicket of Virat Kohli next up meant that experienced Shikhar Dhawan and experienced duo of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni has to do the job. They too failed and in the end, India lost the game by a big margin of 180 runs.
The loss had not come good to Indian fans, as all are criticising Virat Kohli and company for the failure to defend the title. Some have come up with fixing allegations against the team, whereas, others are questioning the captain’s decision to bowl first.
India is set to face West Indies in a limited overs series which starts from June 23. A win here would surely reprieve Indian team and let them help come out of the loss against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final.