Brad Hogg blames Rohit Sharma for sinking Australia’s 2024 T20 World Cup campaign

Brad Hogg and Rohit Sharma

Former Australian cricket pundit and spinner Brad Hogg gave a scathing assessment of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super-8 clash between India and Australia at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia on Monday, June 24.

The legendary spinner backed India to win the T20 World Cup 2024, having covered all the bases. Hogg highlighted the key moments against the Indian team in Saint Lucia, where Australia’s 2024 T20 World Cup campaign ended.

Brad Hogg praises Rohit Sharma’s blitz against Australia, backs India for ICC T20 World Cup 2024 glory

Hogg also noted that Indian captain Rohit Sharma’s resurgence with the bat, particularly his aggressive attack against Mitchell Starc, set the tone for India’s dominance early in the Super-8 clash against Australia.

He noted that Rohit’s attack, where he scored 29 runs in Starc’s third over, reversed the momentum in India’s favour. Hogg emphasized that another crucial turning point was Mitchell Marsh’s fall on Hardik Pandya at the start of his innings, allowing the star to capitalize and turn the game around with a quickfire 22 runs off the next 10 deliveries.

Brad Hogg said in a video posted on Apart from that, India seems ready to take away the title. But Rohit Sharma dominated the Australian attack, taking 29 off Mitchell Stark’s second over, which was his third of the game, was the difference.

The other difference was that captain Mitchell March dropped Hardik Pandya’s simple catch at five. “Pandya then scored 22 runs in the next 10 deliveries and that had a big impact on the game.”

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Reflecting on Australia’s challenges, Hogg acknowledged the team’s shorter turnaround time between night and morning games, suggesting it may have affected their sharpness and performance in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

The commentator also blamed inconsistency and missed opportunities for Australia’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Hogg added: “Australia had a shorter turnaround than India. They had to go from a night game to a morning game. I think that caused them a bit of chaos as well.

I just don’t think they were as accurate as we’ve seen from previous Australian teams. I just think the problems affected them throughout the tournament. At the Santa Lucía hotel many nails would have been bitten.”

Furthermore, Hogg also shared his views on Afghanistan’s incredible campaign in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 where they qualified for the semi-finals, dashing Australia’s hopes by crushing Bangladesh in a rain-restricted Super-8 match by 8 races through the DLS method on June 25.

Congratulations to India and Afghanistan: Brad Hogg

The Australian praised Afghanistan’s tenacity and skill, highlighting their disciplined bowling and ability to defend low scores effectively. He attributed the deserved semi-final berth to Afghanistan’s victories over formidable opponents New Zealand and Australia.

In the end, Hogg praised India and Afghanistan for qualifying for the semi-finals and emphasized the importance of teams controlling their destiny by winning games rather than relying on external results, criticizing Australia for missed opportunities in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

He signed off by saying: “At the end of the day, you can’t let other results determine your destiny. Afghanistan were brilliant against Australia. They are throwing a tape and holding on with a low score against Bangladesh. They deserve to have a place in the semi-finals. Congratulations to India and Afghanistan.”