In truth, Stokes known as skipper Virat Kohli’s complaints concerning the “59 metre” boundary on one facet “whingeing”.
It was the sport at Birmingham, the place India have been comprehensively overwhelmed by 31 runs failing to chase England’s large rating of 337 for 7 final 12 months. In his new e book ‘On Fire’ revealed by Headline Books and distributed by Hachette India, Stokes analysed every of England’s video games within the World Cup.
“Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won….there was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his partner Kedar Jadhav. To me, while victory is still possible you always go for broke,” Stokes wrote in his soon-to-be-published e book.
He revealed that the England dressing room felt that Dhoni tried to take it deep in order that the run-rate remained intact. Dhoni remained unbeaten on 42 off 31 balls however a lot of the runs got here within the final over when the match as a contest was over.
“There is a theory in our camp that Dhoni’s way of playing has always been the same. Even if India can’t win the game, he takes it right to the end to try to make sure that India’s run rate stays relatively healthy,” Stokes wrote.
“His big thing has always been to give himself a chance of winning by being at the crease for the final over, but he generally likes to stick around to get as close to a target as possible even in a losing cause.”
In truth, England’s new ball bowlers Chris Wokes and Jofra Archer saved a decent leash on Rohit and Kohli as they consumed practically 27 overs for his or her 138-run stand.
“The method Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli performed was mystifying. I do know that we bowled brilliantly effectively throughout this era, however the way in which they went about their batting simply appeared weird.
“They allowed their crew to get to this point behind the sport. They confirmed no need to place any strain again onto our crew, content material as a substitute to only drift alongside, a tactic that was clearly enjoying into our palms.”
Stokes additionally wrote that Kohli’s clarification about quick boundaries sounded a “bit bizarre” to him.
“Yet it was bizarre to listen to India captain Kohli whingeing concerning the measurement of the boundaries on the post- match presentation ceremony. I’ve by no means heard such a weird criticism after a match. It’s truly the worst criticism you possibly can ever make.
“Both teams have to bat out there, and get the same number of balls, so how can the playing area’s dimensions be an advantage to one team or the other?,” he additional wrote.
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