Ravi Shastri’s succinct one-liner about the “difference between India and England”


England’s World Cup 2023 campaign has been difficult thus far. On Sunday they lost to India by 100 runs, which made matters worse. India was limited to 229 by the ‘reigning champions’ impressive bowling display. But England’s hitters once again proved to be the weak link as they were all out for 129. With just two points, England is currently at the bottom of the points standings. After suffering their fifth defeat in their last six games. The legendary Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri criticized the Jos Buttler team for their performance in the campaign thus far. Highlighting the stark disparity in caliber between England and India.

Ravi Shastri slammed England’s performance 

England should be devastated – spectators, supporters. Because the first match which they lost, 17 overs were left in the game when New Zealand beat them. Against South Africa, they got all out in 20 overs. That game ended early. Then they were all out in 30 overs against Sri Lanka, where SL chased the target and finished the match in 25 overs. Today, they had lost 8 wickets inside 32 overs. You call yourselves World Champions? It means, if they aren’t sad over their performance, who will?” Shastri said.

If someone asks what the difference between India and England is, it is of 8 teams,” Shastri added.

The top 7 nations in the Cricket World Cup, together with the hosts Pakistan, will automatically qualify for the Champions Trophy in 2025. According to an announcement made by the International Cricket Council (ICC). England could miss the competition because they are in last place.

“England will now have to play for dignity going forward. They are currently at the bottom of the points table, which is why I am stating that. Furthermore, only the top 8 World Cup teams will be able to qualify for the Champions Trophy, which will be held in 2025. Thus, it would be devastating for a team like England to miss out on an ICC competition of the caliber of the CT if they were to finish in the bottom two”, Shastri said.

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