The final of the inaugural World Test Championship between India and New Zealand generated a lot of excitement among cricket fans, who were expecting for a thrilling match. The wet weather at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, however, has only served to disappoint the fans, since the WTC Final has been seriously affected. Virender Sehwag Trolls ICC
WTC Final: Virender Sehwag Trolls ICC After Play Gets Abandoned On Day 4
The match was supposed to begin on June 18 at the Hampshire Bowl, but continuous rain caused a total washout. Despite the fact that the Test match between the two cricketing giants began on June 19, there were several interruptions in the game on day two and three due to rain or bad lighting.
The second day saw 64.4 overs bowled, but the third day on Sunday only allowed for 76.3 overs. On Day Four, there was a total washout. The International Cricket Council received a lot of criticism and condemnation as a result of the continuous drizzle in Southampton.
The ICC has received a lot of criticism on social media from those who are dissatisfied with their choice of location for the WTC Final. Because it is monsoon season in the United Kingdom (UK), many cricket fans claimed that hosting the final there was pointless.
Batsman ko bhi Timing nahi mili dhang ki, aur ICC ko bhi#WTCFinal
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 21, 2021
Former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag also slammed the ICC on his official Twitter account. “Batsman ko bhi Timing nahi mili dhang ki, aur ICC ko bhi #WTCFinal,” ICC tweeted.
With his tweet, the experienced batsman also pointed the finger at the Indian cricket team for their poor performance with the bat in the first innings. While batting first, India made a respectable start to their campaign. Despite losing its first three wickets at 88, captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were in good form.
India were 146 for three at the end of Day 2’s play. However, the Indian batting lineup collapsed horribly in the first session of day three. Kyle Jamieson swept through India’s batting order, taking up to 5 wickets. The remarkable performance of the Kiwi bowlers guaranteed that India was knocked out for a below-average total of 217.