New Delhi: India has missed another good opportunity to clinch the ICC title with the trophy in recent years due to a defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final match at the hands of New Zealand. Sunil Gavaskar, former India captain, and the little master have cited the real reason for the final defeat against New Zealand. Sunil Gavaskar says India did not show as much restraint as needed in the recent WTC final against New Zealand.
Gavaskar described the final day's season of the WTC final as good for the match. Gavaskar said, "On the last day of the match, the atmosphere was pleasant and the sun was coming out. But the Indians who adapted to the limited-overs match did not show the restraint they needed in the Test." India's second innings were reduced to 170 runs in that match and New Zealand had a target of 139 runs to win. Gavaskar said, "What kind of restraint and shot selection is required in such an environment was seen in both innings of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson."
Former captain Gavaskar says batting at Southampton should have been the same as Williamson's. Gavaskar added, "Williamson showed how a batsman has to play shots in such an environment. He batted as he knows how to play here and all the batsmen should play like that."