Today, World Cup Cricket 2015 ended for us. We lost to Australia in Semi Final, and are out of game. I am not going to analyze the game, and provide insight on why we lost, and what we could have done better. Every cricket fan knows what went wrong, and everyone has opinion, suggestions and what not, about how we could have won. So, there is no point writing about it.
I am going to write about my feelings, and good feelings, proud feelings about our team. The Indian cricket team. The M S Dhoni and his boys in Blue! They lost the game, but won our heart! The overall performance in this tournament by our team was outstanding. They came as a weak team, and no one was even ready to accept that they will reach Quarter Finals. I remember, their first game was with Pakistan, and we were wishing for that one match win. No one was expecting team India to defend their title. This was because of their recent bad performance in Australia. The team was not at all in form, and was losing matches like anything. They just lost to Australia in test cricket.
But, what they started with their first game against Pakistan was astonishing, and to everyone’s surprise, that performance and roaring victory over victory continued, matches after match, till it ended in Semis.
We repeated history when we defeated Pakistan, and we changed history when we defeated South Africa. The team played like winners, hunted the opponents in packs, getting them all out in every match. Yes, we got all wickets in each of our matches, again, only till Semi Final. Here, we lost out to Australia by giving away all of our wickets, we got all out.