India had a perfect campaign in T20 World Cup 2024: Parthiv Patel makes a huge claim

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Former Indian batsman and wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel hailed India’s T20 World Cup victory as a near-perfect World Cup campaign. Team India remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.

In the process, they became the first team to win an ICC T20 World Cup while remaining unbeaten. This was India’s second T20 World Cup win, their first since winning the inaugural World Cup in 2007. This was also India’s first ICC title since 2013, when they won the ICC Champions trophy under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

Parthiv Patel summed up India’s campaign in the T20 World Cup 2024 as an almost perfect campaign and spoke about the different facets of the team. He talked about the combination of play, the selection and rejection of some players, and how some not-so-popular names performed in the match.

“You can also call this a perfect campaign for team India. Even before the tournament began, there were question marks over the selection of a few players, Shivam Dube and Rinku Singh, India’s game plan to include four spinners. There was a lot of planning on what pitches the team will play on and the selection was made based on that. When the things that were planned are executed correctly and that leads to a World Cup victory, nothing can be better than that.” Parthiv said.

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The former Indian batsman and wicketkeeper further said that Insdia deserved to win the final as they held their nerves and used their skills better than the South African team, who on the day of the final were not as good as India.

The match was worthy of a final: Parthiv Patel

“Both teams played like world champions in this tournament. This was worthy of a final as the final went down to the last over and it was a fascinating contest. India won the final in the end as they showed their skills better than the opponent and also handled the pressure better than the opponent,” concluded Patel.

At one stage, South Africa needed 30 points in the last five overs for the chase. From there, the equation came down to 16 points in the last over as the Indian bowlers picked up key wickets and kept the pressure on the South African bowler, who once again succumbed to the pressure.

The wicket of Heinrich Klaasen (52) tipped the balance in India’s favour. Hardik Pandya dismissed him with a slower delivery. He then returned to bowl the final over and dismissed David Miller and Kagiso Rabada to end hopes of a South African victory.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from T20Is almost immediately after India’s T20 World Cup triumph. Ravindra Jadeja also announced his retirement from T20Is on Sunday and also bid farewell to the format.

India’s biggest win: Rohit Sharma

In his post-match talk, Rohit hailed this World Cup victory as his greatest achievement as captain. India lost the WTC World Cup final and the ODI World Cup final in 2023 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. He was very vocal and determined to win a World Cup title for India, which he eventually achieved.

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