India is playing the match against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2023 in Dharamshala. During the match, the former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar was present in the commentary box. Bangar was the Indian batting coach in the ODI World Cup 2019. The former Indian cricketer remembered the match between India and New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2019.
India had lost only one match in the tournament till the semifinal. Many argued that India was the favourite to win the match against New Zealand. After the first half, many felt that India was just a step closer to entering the final. But India lost the match in a closely fought battle. The fact that India came so close to winning and yet lost it did not go well with the fans.
To date, many remember the day as one of the saddest days for Indian cricket. Many remember the face of MS Dhoni after he was dismissed by Martin Guptill in a freak runout. Many fans cried after the match. Bangar, who was in the commentary box in the match between India and New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2023 match, remembered the Indian dressing room.
'MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya couldn't stop their tears' - Sanjay Bangar
Bangar claimed that the Indian dressing room was not in a good mood after the loss against New Zealand. The former Indian batting coach said that everyone in the dressing room cried, following the loss against New Zealand. Bangar said that the likes of MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, and others could not stop their tears after the loss.
"Players including MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya couldn't stop their tears and cried bitterly in the dressing room after losing the 2019 World Cup Semis," said Bangar in the commentary box. India has not won a major tournament in cricket since 2013. There has been a lot of talk about India's failures in big tournaments recently. One of them was the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Here's how the fans reacted to Bangar's comments -
Even Gambhir said that Vijay Shankar didn't deserve the selection. Ambati >— Parth Goyal (@StocksRoyale) October 22, 2023
This match still hurts,— KRISHNA (@KrishnaVK_18) October 22, 2023
Dhoni costed us WC. 2019 WC belongs to us 💔 pic.twitter.com/lnuZp6EC40
Whole India Cried that Day! pic.twitter.com/2M7o0tDIRo— Nikhil Gupta (@Nikhilgupta1104) October 22, 2023
Bro just see how he was laughing pic.twitter.com/WSqWZJpQwE— Useer45 (@140of113) October 22, 2023
Worst day in indian cricket history 💔 pic.twitter.com/U8omBdiB4N— TEJASH 🚩 (@LoyleRohitFan) October 22, 2023
And he was made the scapegoat— Classic Mojito (@classic_mojito) October 22, 2023
IND lost the match when they added three keeper in playing 11. There was no place for Karthik in team and someone else could have been added— Sports syncs (@moiz_sports) October 22, 2023
Aaj sabka badla lenge 😅— Kailash Talnia (@DiL_waLa_0) October 22, 2023
Yr mat yaad dilao 😭 pic.twitter.com/y5jqjwDdbz— RaWat (@RaWat175188) October 22, 2023
Yes , he said in the commentary a few minutes ago— saasha (@saasha_00) October 22, 2023