What Should One Know About The Asia Cup?
The Asia Cup is a tournament hosted by the Asian Cricket Council every four years. The Asian Cricket Council Asia Cup is simply known as men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament and it was first established in 1983. Sri Lanka will be hosting the Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE. 13 matches will be played during this tournament.
India Crashed Out Of the Asian Cup 2022
Team India won the tournament in 2016 by defeating Bangladesh in the final. India was the defending champions this year and the favourite to win again. They made a good start to their campaign, winning all three of their group matches to qualify for the finals as group winners.
India’s arch-rivals Pakistan came close to upsetting the hosts in the #Asia Cup on Sunday but failed. In the first 15 minutes of the match, Asif Ali and Muhammad Abbas scored to give the Pakistani team a 2-0 lead. However, they lost to Pakistan in a semi-final and were eliminated from the tournament. India crashed out of the Asia Cup after losing to Pakistan on Monday, September 2022.
There were still some chances that India was to appear in the final but in the Asia Cup 2022 Super Four match, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by one wicket and eliminated India from the race for the final. Both India and Afghanistan are out of the tournament. The loss ended India’s record of six consecutive wins at the continental event.
See what positives can come: Asia Cup
The Indian cricket team is currently in a training camp in the UAE before they begin preparations for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 2022. There is no denying that India has been a dominant force in cricket over the years but they have not been able to convert it into success at international tournaments like Asia Cup.
It is a difficult pill to swallow for many Indian cricket fans but this is also a fact that India has won the World Cup title 2 times and it is important to see what positives can come out of this.
Many Positive Things Come Out Of This Loss:
- The positives for India after crashing out of Asia Cup 2022 are that they will have time to prepare for World Cup 2022 and they can focus on domestic tournaments.
- This way, they would be a good way for them to work on their skills, improve as a team, and prepare themselves for future competitions when they play again next year.
- The best thing that can be extracted from this loss is the appreciation for Virat Kohli. He hit 71 International Century and became leading in a tournament superstar.
- Virat Kohli is the pride of India who also made 27 centuries in Test cricket, 43 centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIS), and I in Twenty20 Internationals (T201s). These are his commendable victories.
- It was a good performance by India in their first game against Pakistan since the 2018 World Cup Qualifier match where they won by a 5-0 margin.
Indian team has Good players who can change the Game
The Indian team has some good players who can change the game with a goal or even save one with their defensive skills. They have always been known for their defensive prowess in this format against Pakistan, they showed that they can be more than just defenders.
India has been able to accept the pressure and show its true colours. Many wrote them, but they proved them wrong. They were one of the few teams who could play with Pakistan in their backyard. We have not seen the way he played against Pakistan in a long time.
People will say that India’s performance against Afghanistan was good. India won because they played well and not because of the wicket or any other factor like weather conditions or pitch conditions etc.
If you look at the way India played against Pakistan, you can see that there is something special about this team, which we have never seen from an Indian team since independence.
Winning or losing is part of the game. A defeat will not demoralize the team. It will give them the strength to move forward. India can fix this too with his cricket team’s powers, talent, and skills. What happens is for the better.
Defeat/ loss prepare you for more victories and once you failed, you come out of the phobia of being failed. Then no power can push you back and can’t resist you to reach your destination.