Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 - Semi-Final - India v New Zealand - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India - November 15, 2023 India's Mohammed Shami celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson, caught out by Suryakumar Yadav R
When India began its campaign in this World Cup, both its critics and fans had the same complaint: That it hadn’t won any International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy for a full decade, since that Champions Trophy in Birmingham in 2013.
It always made the knockouts but only to lose, once even to Pakistan (Champions Trophy again, at The Oval in 2017). This meant something had to be fundamentally wrong with Indian cricket. Fans are as fickle as critics are bloodthirsty. In these contrary emotions, both can miss the real story.
It is the revolution in Indian cricket. A revolution my generation could never dream of. And a revolution built around not one or two star batsmen but the most effective
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First Published: Nov 18 2023 | 9:33 AM IST