5 all throughout the World Cup, was surprisingly sent in to bat after Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. Last thing you wanted was Dhoni coming out to bat early and getting out — that would have killed the chase,” Shastri was quoted as saying by the Indian Express. He is the greatest finisher of all times — and it would have been criminal to not make use of him in that way. It was in the semi-final that they stumbled and Shastri, like skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma, said 30 minutes of bad cricket cannot undermine the fact that India were good throughout the campaign. Those 30 minutes can’t erase the fact that you guys have been the best team in the last couple of years.
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