Team India’s wait for an ICC championship was made longer as a result of Rohit Sharma and the company’s ten-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup semifinals. Fans and experts were disappointed with India’s lackluster performance, and senior spinner R Ashwin shared his thoughts on the team’s T20 showdown campaign after a poor showing in Australia.

Ashwin acknowledged the supporters’ disappointment and stated that no amount of justification could make it go away. In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, the carrom ball expert stated: “Everyone would have felt bad if Team India had not advanced to the final or won the competition. I concur that the results would have been disastrous. No justification, in my opinion, will let you forget it. Undoubtedly, this is a dark time. But we must all continue.

He asked the supporters to recognize India’s efforts despite acknowledging that making it to the semifinals “may be seen as a success.” He claimed that the players were all equally unhappy with the outcome, which is unmatched.

“The campaign cannot be characterized as unsatisfactory. We lost in the semifinals. Being able to compete in the semifinal and championship games may be viewed as a success.” From the perspective of an Indian fan and the expectations they have of this team, however, we players are at least 200–300 times more disappointed than what you all went through, claimed one player.”

One week after the T20 World Cup, the team is ready for its next task, a full-fledged limited series in New Zealand. While Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Ashwin have been rested for the series, senior professional Hardik Pandya is leading the Indian team in the shorter format.

The Wellington opener, which was scheduled to start on Friday, was canceled due to the nonstop rain before even a single delivery was bowled. The second Twenty20 International between the two teams will now take place in Mount Maunganui instead of on Sunday as originally scheduled.