Opting to bat, Sri Lanka were bowled out of the tournament with a score of 50 in 15.2 overs, with five players getting ducks.
Siraj’s fiery pace bowling coupled with Sharma’s aggressive captaincy has given India a timely boost ahead of the home World Cup starting next month.
Former India player Gautam Gambhir praised Sharma and said, There was never any doubt that Rohit is the captain. He has won five titles in IPL. Many have not even won a single one.
However, Gambhir was quick to point out that Sharma will be truly tested in two weeks or so. But the real test for him will come in the next 15 days. Right now, the top 15-18 players are in the locker room. If they fail to perform, there will be questions, Gambhir said on Star Sports.
After every World Cup, if the captain can’t do his job, questions arise. Virat Kohli has faced this. Rahul Dr.avid ran into this in 2007. If India fail to do well in 2023, questions will be raised about Roch.it’s captaincy. But this team has an opportunity to reach the World Cup finals, he reminded.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma also praised his team for their performance and said that this victory will be remembered for a long time. It was a great game, especially in the final. It speaks volumes about the mentality of the team. A very clinical game. This is the kind of game we will cherish for a very long time, Rohit said at the post-match award ceremony.