WTC Final | Players showed spirit by reaching WTC final for the second time in a row: Rohit Sharma

New Delhi: Indian captain Rohit Sharma believes that by reaching the final of the Test Championship (WTC Final) for the second time in a row, the players of his team presented a great example of their spirit, especially when the team is in the title match in 2021. Was defeated India will face Australia in the WTC final starting June 7. In a video released on the website of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI), Rohit said, “After the first World Test Championship final in Southampton, we immediately got together and started preparing for the next cycle.” He said, โ€œI think we played really good cricket this cycle. We were challenged many times and not just a few players but all the players showed great spirit to overcome it. Also read Rohit heaped praise on his teammates who staged a spectacular comeback after the disappointment of losing to New Zealand in the 2021 final. He said, โ€œIt is a cycle of two years and during this time we played a lot of Test matches. Many players played in this cycle. On every occasion a player took charge. He did the kind of performance we were expecting from him.” From Nottingham to Ahmedabad ๐ŸŸ๏ธ A journey of grit, determination, pride and teamwork ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #TeamIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ members relive a remarkable journey of reaching the WTC Final for the second time ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป โ€“ By @RajalArora WATCH the full Video ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ”ฝ # WTC23 โ€” BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2023 India will go into the next WTC final without three of its key players Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer. All these three players are injured. Apart from Rohit, only Pant and Iyer averaged above 40 runs per innings in the first WTC cycle, while Bumrah took 45 wickets in 10 matches in that period. Senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that the team should remember the contribution of these three players. Pujara said, โ€œThere are many players who contributed to the team. Some of these players are no longer part of the team but it is important that we remember the efforts of each and every player who contributed to this cycle. Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that making it to the WTC final for the second time in a row is no small feat. Ashwin said, โ€œIt definitely started from 2014. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had retired and all of us players had played very few Test matches and we had to start our journey from there. He said, โ€œIt was not an easy task without senior players but I can say that the tireless efforts we put in paid off in the last two WTC cycles.โ€ Ashwin said, โ€œWe have made it to the final for the second time in a row and it is not an easy achievement. We would have liked to have won the series 3-1 or 3-0 in India but Australia played some brilliant cricket. We didn’t get the desired result but we maintained consistency in our performance which resulted in us being in the finals today.” (agency)

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