The great Matthew Hayden believes that India’s lack of a title in ICC competitions in the past decade must be due to the mindset of the players as skill was never an issue and advised them to “forget the outcome” ahead of the World Testing Championship final against Australia. . India’s last ICC title came under MS Dhoni back in 2013 and the team has since lost high-pressure knockout games including the 2017 Champions Trophy final against Pakistan, the 2019 ODI World Championship semi-final against New Zealand and most recently . T20 World Cup semi-final against England last year.
In the first WTC final two years ago, India finished second behind New Zealand.
In terms of financial and human resources, India has long been a sports hub, but big titles have eluded her.
Can they turn against Australia at The Oval in the June 7 final? “It’s certainly not a matter of skill. Thus, it should only be a matter of opportunity and thinking. I mean, cricket is life here, it’s the DNA of the sport and it has no other competitors,” Hayden is an important member of the all-conquering Australian team of the 2000s, PTI told PTI in an interview.
The popularity of cricket in India is unparalleled and therefore it puts more pressure on the players, said Hayden, who played with Dhoni in the CSK.
“In Australia, I could walk down the street without being noticed, especially with that awful beard and hat (laughs). But besides cricket, there are also excellent competitive sports here. Rugby, football, our water sports, surfing, outdoor sports, here in India is very closed and there is a lot of pressure.
“It’s the same with cricket in Pakistan. There is one sport and that is cricket, so it’s a matter of thinking.” “Being careful about looking for scoreboards and titles and just about playing and being part of the process, something that when you look at the franchise settings, the Gujarat Titans have done very well this year and CSK has done very well. coped. Indians from Mumbai too. believe in a certain process.
“So that would be my advice to Indian cricket: forget about the results, but dive into the process,” said one of the most devastating newcomers of his generation.
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