ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Ricky Ponting warns team India on World Cup pressure
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has warned Indian team on World Cup pressure.
Team India are unbeaten until now in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They have defeated Australia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in their first three league games. Running in with the most favourite tag in the ongoing World Cup tournament as hosts, team India will be taking on their eastern neighbour Bangladesh at MCA Stadium in Pune on October . Team India will be willing to continue their winning streak going forward in the mega event.
Despite a stellar all-round performance in their previous three games, a few cautionary words are coming in from legends. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has warned the team India of complacency and the extra home crowd pressure while travelling across the country for the rest of the six league games in the tournament. The former Australia captain feels that one bad game will increase the pressure on Indian players in the World Cup.
Ricky Ponting warns Team India
The two-time World Cup winner captain Ricky Ponting said, “With the individual players that they have, it’s going to take one bad game as a team and as an individual for the pressure to rise. They have gotten off to a great start, and they will be happy with that.” A lot of former players have highlighted the build up of crowd pressure on India as they march on their World Cup campaign. Team India won the title in 2011 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting also feels that team India have covered all their bases and looks great in the ongoing mega event. Ponting said, “I said from the start that I think they are going to be the team to beat. They have a very talented team. They have all bases covered with their fast bowling, their spin, and their top- and middle-order batting. They are going to be extremely hard to beat, but we will see how they will hold up under extreme pressure as well.”
Team India had an all-round performance in their opening three games, and every single player contributed to the win. Ravindra Jadeja rattled Australian batting-order, while Virat Kohli and KL Rahul played magnificent knocks to win the game. Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma were the match-winners against Afghanistan, and once again, an all-round bowling effort along with Rohit’s blistering knock gave India 2 points against arch-rivals Pakistan.