This year has been very volatile for the Indian team. While on the one hand they have done exceptionally well in the bilateral series, they have not been able to win the trophy despite a good start in the ICC tournaments. Team India participated in Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022 this year but failed to win both the trophies.
All the fans found this performance of the Indian team quite disappointing. Many times the fans even raised questions regarding the selection of the team. While some players won the hearts of the fans, some players failed to live up to the expectations of the people. The result was that the Indian team failed to win important matches.
In this article today, we take a look at three such defeats of the Indian team which broke the hearts of all the fans.
Horrible performance in the Super 4 round of Asia Cup 2022
Talking about the Asia Cup 2022, the Indian team had made a wonderful start in this tournament. They defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In their second match, India defeated Hong Kong by 40 runs.
After winning two matches, the Rohit Sharma led Team India qualified for the Super 4. The performance of the Indian team in the Super 4 was quite disappointing though. First, Team India had to face defeat against Pakistan by 5 wickets and then in the very next match, Sri Lanka also defeated India by 6 wickets. The Indian team was able to pick up the win only against Afghanistan in the Super 4. All those 2 defeats felt like a bummer as India could have won the Asia Cup had they qualified for the final.
T20 World Cup 2022 Semi-Final defeat against England
The Indian team made a great start in the T20 World Cup 2022 as well. Seeing the performance of the Indian team, many people were very happy and everyone was expecting that this time they would win the trophy, but England did not let this happen.
England destroyed India by 10 wickets in the semi-final match. The bowlers of Team India were a complete flop in that match and could not even take 1 wicket to their name. At the same time, Team India’s dream of winning the World Cup was also shattered.
ODI series defeat against Bangladesh
After the T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team toured New Zealand and they performed very well there. However, rain played havoc with the entire tour. After that, the Team India recently toured Bangladesh.
Three ODIs and two Test matches were played in this tour. In the ODI series, many people expected that the Indian team would perform very well but it did not happen. The Indian team could have easily won the first ODI but Mehidy Hasan Miraj, from Bangladesh, gave his team a 1-wicket win with his incredible batting.
Bangladesh also won the second ODI by 5 runs. Despite being injured, Rohit Sharma played an unbeaten inning of 51 runs and won the hearts of all the people, although he could not win his team the match. Mehdi Hasan Miraj also scored a brilliant century in this match.
Despite winning the third ODI, the series was already wrapped-up by the home team having already won the opening 2 matches of the 3 match.