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ODI World Cup 2019: Who can forget India’s semi-final defeat against New Zealand in the World Cup 2019? With this, India’s dream of winning the World Cup also ended. Former Indian cricket team opener Gautam Gambhir has also given his reaction on this matter. He said, “Dhoni’s run out was not the reason for the defeat, but the decisions taken by the team management and team selection were the main reasons for the defeat.”

He said, “The worst selection committee in the history of India. You leave a batsman like Ambati Rayudu and replace him with someone else in the World Cup, when your biggest problem was to be at number four in the batting order.

Let us tell you that before the World Cup 2019, Rayudu was continuously being given a chance at number four in the Indian team. He was performing well here too, but the selectors reposed confidence in Vijay Shankar to replace him in the squad for the World Cup. There was a lot of controversy regarding this.

In the semi-final match, New Zealand won the toss and batted first and scored 239 runs. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to 221 runs. The team had high expectations from Dhoni in the lower order, but he also scored runs in critical situations.

Mahi’s head burst at the place of defeat:
After the match, former veterans broke Dhoni’s head. The reason for this was that he was the best match finisher at that time, but he could not win the team over on important occasions. Mahi, batting at number seven in this match, faced a total of 72 balls. He scored 50 runs and also took a wicket in the process. India lost in the semi-finals by 18 runs.