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WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS WORLD CUP: Brigadier Neil John, SM (Retd)

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS WORLD CUP: Brigadier Neil John, SM (Retd)

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The win wasn’t as easy as it seemed. India had put forward its best ever combine of players possible. The strategy was impeccable. They had a mix of everything that could work in all contingencies. They defended low scores. They played through, even when the top order fell and most of all the bowlers spelt the magic like never before. But the ultimate victory came through ABSOLOUTELY sterling leadership from the captain Rohit Sharma and the strategist Rahul Dravid. They stoically held the team together and ensured that winning every game became a habit. For the Indian team it was a psychological upheaval, considering the last World Cup performance, where they just crumbled to Australia, as if giving up without a fight. They had to get over that debacle and shoot straight ...