(A) If someone had told in Jan 2015 that India would make the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals and lose to Australia, chasing 329, any Indian fan would have been happy. IMHO, rather than venting on India #givingitback, let us remember that this was a good World Cup performance by India, overall
(B) Going forward, India should encourage bowlers to develop their batting skills as well. In this day and age when every team bats deep, India’s tail starts from No:7. Examples of premier bowlers who are no bunnies with the bat: Mitchell Johnson, Miitchell Starc Etc.
(C) India’s fielding, barring a few dropped catches here and there (Kohli dropped a sitter at Sydney), is steadily improving. Ravindra Jadeja is electric in the field
(D) We arm-chair critics can ridicule the Indian players, who were chasing 320+ against a great bowling line-up, against a fantastic fielding side, in an away game, and in a World Cup Semi-Final. There is no shame in losing to the 4-time (!) World Champion in their backyard, chasing 300+
Cannot wait for the Finals … I am a huge fan of Brendon McCullum. So, I support New Zealand. But I think it is Australia’s Cup to lose …