After being defeated by Australia in the final of the ICC Men’s World Cup, many cricket fans are saying that India has become the new ‘choker’ of the cricket world.
Australia defeated hot-favourites India by six wickets to lift the World Cup title for the sixth time, dismantling the till then undefeated Indian team with clinical precision.
Before the final, India remained unbeaten in the entire tournament, winning nine matches in the group stage, and defeating New Zealand in the semi-final. However, the winning streak was wiped away as the Indian team tasted defeat in the final, a one-sided game.
The Indian team has played 10 ICC events since winning the 2013 Champions Trophy, and despite being favorites each time, they have failed to win the tournament.
India’s performance in the last 10 ICC events:
Defeated in the final of the 2014 T20 World Cup
Defeated in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals
Defeated in the semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup
Defeated in the 2017 Champions Trophy final
Defeated in the 2019 World Cup semi-final
Defeated in the final of the 2021 World Test Championship
Out in the Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup
Defeated in the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup
Defeated in the ICC World Championship in 2023
Defeated in ICC ODI World Cup 2023
Fans are pointing towards the Indian team’s performance in the last 10 ICC events to say that South Africa is not the only choker in world cricket.