India, which does not spin Ravichandran Ashwin, outraged the team’s performance in English conditions, but also described New Zealand as “deserved” winners of the World Test Championship (WTC) title.
During the clash with rain-hung tents in Southampton, which entered the reserve day, India was defeated by eight wickets after New Zealand pursued the 139-goal target with a lot of overs for reserves during the day.
Ashwin, who finished the WTC cycle as the best player of the weekend with 71 rebounds, also admitted that he was “numb” after the defeat by India. Like many Indian fans, Ashwin felt that the sixth day would not appear in the picture until the rain played spoilsport in a few days.
In a post on his YouTube channel, Ashwin said the loss was “disappointing”, but the Indian unit gave its best chance in English. While the Indian contingent had only intra-team matches to prepare for the title test, New Zealand joined the competition after playing a series of two tests against England.
“I felt that the match from Southampton would be important for the players. It would be a great time to win the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) for players in the test format and those who missed the World Cup last year. Certain things did not work out for us. I thought that the 6th day would not be useful, but it was useful and we got a result. “
“They were deserving winners. They were in the game all the time, constantly swinging the ball. We gave our best shot.
“The rubbing of the green didn’t work for us. England is not an easy place to travel and take tickets or notes instantly. We had a month off after IPL and did not play any games. Without making excuses, we handed out the best, but it didn’t happen and it was disappointing. “
India’s defeat in the WTC final may have extended the country’s wait for silverware, but Ashwin hopes to win an ICC tournament soon.
“I was numb after the match, wondering what happened. Even on the last day, I believed we were in the match. The weight of Kane Williamson, a ball tracker showed that the ball was missing. It was unexpected. The match was over and it was frustrating.
“Obviously the fans are disappointed and rightly so. A billion Indians have been looking forward to some good news after the blockade and things like that. But it didn’t happen. The fingers crossed. I hope we can win another ICC tournament.”