Can Team India End 9-Year Long ICC Trophy Drought?

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Team India got off to a blistering start at T20 WC

A classic Virat Kohli chase came to the fore as Team India took on Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The match turned out to be a thriller, with India winning the contest on the very last ball, courtesy of Kohli’s unbeaten 82

Earlier, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first. Top bowling spells from Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh helped India restrict Pakistan to 159/8

Rohit Sharma talks about Team India ICC Trophy drought

Since 2013, India have reached the final on three occasions – 2014 T20 World Cup, 2017 Champions Trophy and the ICC Test Championship in 2021; and reached the semi-finals three other times. Despite India failing to close in on crucial, Rohit Sharma remains optimistic and feels that the T20 World Cup in Australia gives India another chance at ending the unwanted streak and termed it as a challenge rather than pressure.

“I do not want to say pressure, but it is a definitely challenge for us to come out on top in ICC tournaments. Yes, there has been not the performance what we would like to show in ICC tournaments, especially big games, but I believe the opportunity always comes and we have the opportunity now to come here and do well so I think we will have to focus on certain things to get that right.”

Yes, it is a challenge to not win ICC trophy for nine years, if I am not wrong. The last one we won was in 2013. It has been a challenge with the team like us, there is lot of expectations, we certainly little disappointed with that. This tournament gives us that chance to change it and do well. We certainly know we have to play our best cricket to do well here. We need to take it one game at a time, and then go ahead,” Rohit said

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