I was disappointed for India: Brett Lee
Published - Apr 1, 2016 2:36 pm | Updated - Apr 1, 2016 2:36 pm
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee has come out stating his disappointment following team India’s ousting from the World T20. Despite scoring a rather competitive total of 192 in their 20 overs, the flatness of the wicket and the heavily moist outfield ensured that the spin option was ruled out. Despite dismissing the dangerous Chris Gayle in the second over and Marlon Samuels soon after, the Indians failed to take into account the Lendl Simmons factor.
The former Aussie speedster also added that credit must be given to the Windies for playing the way they did. Lendl Simmons unleashed an unprecedented barrage of big shots especially targeting the Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
“I was disappointed for India, of course. When Chris Gayle got out, I said ‘it is going to be one way India’ so it is disappointing. You got to give credit to West Indies, they played really well,” Lee told reporters.
Speaking about Virat Kohli’s performance, the 39-year old Brett Lee was full of praise for the Indian vice-captain. Kohli had been in fine form the entire tournament, scoring 89 of the 273 runs he had amassed in the entire tournament. Lee also added that Kohli is a world class player and perhaps luck wasn’t on their side as they conceded the match in the final over.
“He is a world class player. The way he played last night was brilliant. They did what they could with their batting. At the end of the day, they lost in the last over, it is unfortunate for India,” he said.
Finally, he added that it would be a difficult task to face up to the might of the West Indies. They will take on former group members England at the Eden Gardens in the final of the World T20 on Sunday, April 3rd.
“It would be pretty hard to get past the West Indies. They will be very tough to beat,” Lee said.
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