Team India headed into the showpiece occasion final 12 months as one of many favourites however the Men In Blue suffered a defeat in a low scoring semi-final sport towards New Zealand and their desires got here crashing. While it was a certainty that India will make it to the semis within the match the Men In Blue didn’t win the primary and most vital knock-out sport.
Speaking on his YouTube Channel, Chopra – who’s now a commentator – even went on evaluating MS Dhoni’s WC-winning facet in 2011 with the one Kohli had final 12 months. Chopra defined Dhoni had higher gamers in his workforce and it additionally had an distinctive stability. He in contrast each member of the WC-winning 2011 facet with that of 2019 Indian facet.
Chopra began by evaluating the openers of each the groups. While Dhoni’s workforce had names like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to open the innings, whereas Kohli’s facet had Rohit Sharma at one facet and Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul on different days.
“If you have to choose between Tendulkar and Rohit, whom will you choose, very tough call. They may just cancel each other out because Rohit has struck 5 centuries in a World Cup edition, which no one has done. Between Rahul/Dhawan and Sehwag, my heart says to keep Sehwag ahead, but let me keep Dhawan ahead just for argument sake,” mentioned Chopra.
“Between Gambhir and Kohli, little doubt this Kohli of 2019 is certainly forward of Gambhir of 2011. Although Kohli was there within the 2011 workforce as nicely, there may be numerous distinction between that Kohli and this Kohli. Yuvraj Singh is profitable this race palms down towards Dinesh Karthik/Kedar Jadhav/Pant/Pandya as a batsman, as a bowler, as a full bundle match-winner.
“Virat Kohli of 2011, we will preserve Pant/DK/Kedhar/MSD forward of him. Raina is once more a match-winner. Whom will you evaluate with, in all probability Hardik Pandya? Raina is forward that point even if you happen to evaluate him with Kedar,” he added.
The former Delhi cricketer picked up Dhoni of 2011 over Dhoni of 2019 for the wicketkeeper-batsman from Ranchi was a confirmed match-finisher. In 2019, the 38-year-old Dhoni had slowed down.
“MS Dhoni of 2011 vs MS Dhoni of 2019, little doubt MSD of 2011. Harbhajan Singh is a match-winner, so is Jadeja, possibly 50-50. Jaddu will get extra numbers for fielding, Harbhajan Singh for bowling, Jaddu barely forward in batting in worldwide ODI stage. Let us cancel out Zaheer and Bumrah, they’re at par as bowlers nearly, each are match-winners. Shami barely forward of Munaf. You must preserve Nehra forward of Kuldeep or Chahal,” Chopra mentioned.
Chopra lastly concluded that India didn’t have a World-Cup profitable workforce in 2019 therefore they didn’t make it to the ultimate, not to mention clinch the trophy.
“So if you happen to see the total comparability, MS Dhoni’s workforce of 2011 has gained. That is why, if there’s a match Dhoni’s workforce is stronger and a match-winning workforce,” mentioned Chopra.
“Should we get a slight perspective, when you have not gained the World Cup in 2019, in all probability you did not have a World Cup-winning workforce solely. Because the middle-order was so brittle, you did not have the workforce to win. You ought to have performed Shami and also you did not play him. You did not put together the workforce and Shikhar Dhawan bought injured as nicely. So if you happen to contemplate all the pieces, 2011 workforce was lot forward of this workforce that performed in 2019. Therefore the trophy is with the 2011 workforce and never the 2019 workforce,” he concluded.
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