Sreesanth targeted Kane Williamson’s New Zealand side with a blazing rant against Simon Doull before the ICC World Cup. Do you remember when Simon Doull said India did not play fearless cricket? During the lead-up to the ICC World Cup, the former New Zealand cricketer and commentator made outrageous remarks about Rohit Sharma and Co. As he weighed India’s chances at the One Day International (ODI) World Cup, Doull stumped several cricket fans.
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Doull said India did not play fearless cricket in ICC tournaments
ICC World Cup 2023 will be hosted by two-time champions India. The last time Team India lifted the ICC trophy was in 2011, when the Men In Blue hosted the event. During major tournaments, India struggled to play fearless cricket, according to Doull. In the ODI World Cup semi-finals, India were outplayed by New Zealand. In 2019, former captain Virat Kohli admitted that forty-five minutes of terrible cricket knocked India out of the World Cup.
Sreesanth recalls how New Zealand got lucky in the 2019 World Cup semi-final
Former India pacer Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth criticized Doull’s statement about Team India and claimed the Kiwis just got lucky in the 2019 semi-finals. A rain-marred Old Trafford semi-final saw Williamson and Co. eliminate MS Dhoni, who was run out in the 49th over. As the ex-India skipper announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni’s crucial 50 proved to be his final innings.
Sreesanth warns New Zealand of a thrashing by India in the upcoming series
New Zealand visits India. Whether India plays attacking cricket will be revealed. We will crush them. A direct hit by MS Dhoni resulted in MS Dhoni being run out in 2019. After playing in the final, until then, England hadn’t won a 50-over World Cup. New Zealand cannot win. It will be embarrassing for them this time, even though they might win in the future. Please think before speaking to the media if you have the chance. Sportskeeda quoted Sreesanth as saying: “If you are willing to give, you should also be able to receive.”
Sreesanth challenges Doull to face Kohli and Co’s wrath.
Taking aim at Doull, the former Indian pacer said India will have fun playing New Zealand at home. Specifically mentioning Virat Kohli, the former fast bowler believes the Kiwis will have much to learn from Rohit’s team during the 2023 World Cup. It has been observed that New Zealand has done well against India in some matches, especially in ICC tournaments, but those days are over. It will be fun to watch that match if any of these cricketers find out what you said, and Virat finds out.”