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MANCHESTER ENGLAND- JULY 10 Virat Kohli shake hands with Tom Latham of New Zealand after the Semi Final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and New Zealand after weather affected play at Old Trafford

Kohli shakes hands with Tom Latham after New Zealand's semi-final victory More

Despite Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni's tough fight, India faced an 18-run defeat and failed to find a spot in the tournament's final.

Just a few days after Team India were knocked out of the World Cup 2019, reports have emerged about a possible rift within the camp. The opening batsman began the tournament with an unbeaten 122 in the victory over South Africa, before making 57 as India beat Australia at The Oval.

"He was inconsolable after the loss and kept saying, "If I wouldn't have got out, we could've won". Everyone should give him that space and respect that. The Black Caps will face either England or Australia in the final on Sunday. The only non-wicketkeepers with more catches are other close-in fielders Joe Root, with 12, and Faf du Plessis, 10.

But the visibility of the brands that had purchased these slots in advance, especially only for the finals and semi-finals will be impacted, he notes. "Love you all", tweeted Jadeja.

While in South Africa, viewership is tracking 250 per cent higher than the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with the most watched match in the Group Stage, South Africa v Bangladesh.

In that scenario, Dhoni might be given rest for the tour since he is playing only T20s and ODIs after the retirement from Test cricket in 2015. After Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out, the pressure was on him. While watching the semi-final, I was in a state of shock when we lost six wickets with less than a hundred runs.

Ravi Shastri said, "sending Dhoni out to bat early would've killed the chase". Ravindra isn't a newcomer anymore and thanks to doing well in crunch games both in worldwide cricket and the IPL, he is a very confident cricketer today. She was of the opinion that her husband always performs for the team in the big games and over the years, has been India's go-to man in the crunch encounters.

Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI official said that even though it was a good tournament apart from one game, there would be tough introspection before further extending the contracts of the support staff. "They are experienced enough as a group to know what is required". India's favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Tashan, 9XO are available Free-To-Air.

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