Melbourne. Legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist believes the public’s enthusiasm for the home team faded away during the ICC T20 World Cup here, as they did not perform the way the crowds thronged to watch Australia’s match. Comparing the enthusiasm of Australian fans with that of supporters from India, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, the former cricketer said that the competition between India and Zimbabwe at the MCG, where 82,000 spectators came to watch the Super 12 match, was a completely different feeling. was.
The 50-year-old former wicketkeeper said that while time will tell what caused the lack of interest among fans of the home team, there are growing genuine concerns about the Australian team losing passion in the national team. One of the reasons for the poor performance of Australian fans towards their team may have been the fact that Aaron Finch’s team lost to New Zealand by 89 runs in their opening Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup, possibly fueling their interest in the national team. decreased.
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The veteran player, who played 96 Tests for Australia, told Sen WA Breakfast on Monday, ‘You only have to look at the crowd, the crowd was less. There was no great enthusiasm for him in this World Cup because of the way the crowd gathered in the Australian matches. Australia could not progress to the semi-finals, England’s victory over Sri Lanka on Saturday dashed the hopes of the hosts.
The Super 12 match between two Ashes rival teams Australia and England was washed out due to rain. This ended Australia’s campaign on seven points in the group stage as their hopes rested on Sri Lanka’s win over England. England finished second after New Zealand in Group One and will now face Team India in the last four on November 10.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 08, 2022, 06:59 IST