Sunil Gavaskar on India’s first ICC trophy in 11 years

Before Rohit and Co. ended India’s long wait for an ICC title, the Men in Blue had to settle for the runners-up tag in back-to-back finals of the major tournaments. First, it was the World Test Championship which they lost to Australia before losing the World Cup 2023 to the same side.

Former Indian great, Sunil Gavaskar pointed out that Team India was getting beaten in the nervous 90s by making semi-final and final appearances in ICC tournaments.

On Saturday, India finally ended the 11-year wait for an ICC trophy after registering a memorable win over South Africa in the final of the T20 World Cup. Reflecting on India’s World Cup triumph, batting legend Gavaskar observed that winning the T20 title in the Caribbean is like finally notching up a century for the Rahul Dravid-coached side. 

 “It is a great win after such a long time. Earlier, I kept saying that India was getting 90s but not getting centuries because they were reaching semi-finals and finals. Now, they have got a century and what a wonderful century this is,” Gavaskar told PTI.

With Rohit as the captain, India became the first team to win the men’s T20 World Cup without losing a single game. Rohit became the second Indian skipper after MS Dhoni to win a T20 World Cup title. India also ended South Africa’s unbeaten run by defeating the Proteas in the final-over thriller. 

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