The five-times 50-overs World Cup champion Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 by defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final on Sunday.
Glenn Maxwell finished the game in style by hitting a four off Tim Southee in the 19th over of second innings. With this boundary, Australia also sealed their maiden T20 World Cup title.
After the conclusion of the tournament, one fact that has grabbed the headlines was off the chasing side winning games on most of the occasions.
Out of 45 matches 29 times, the chasing team won the contest.
Reacting to the same, legendary Sunil Gavaskar has appealed to the ICC Cricket Committee to get their heads into the issue and make sure that there is an equal chance of winning the game for both sides. He mentioned that the dew did not play a major role in the outcome of the final game, but in the previous fixture, it was there.
“The commentators were saying that the dew factor wasn’t there today so I don’t think it really came into play that much in this game but I think it has in the previous games and maybe that is something that needs to be looked at. I feel that it is something for the ICC Cricket Committee to get their heads around and make sure that there is a level playing field for both teams,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying to India Today.
Gavaskar also praised Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50) for his swashbuckling knock in the summit clash. Marsh’s stupendous counter-hitting along with David Warner (53 off 38) destroyed the Black Caps bowling line-up.
“I think Mitchell Marsh played an extraordinary innings; David Warner has been playing well for the last few matches. New Zealand would have wanted to get him more than Aaron Finch but they didn’t get him and here we are. They won with six (seven) balls to spare. Maxwell and Marsh at the crease, those balls could have gone for 20 runs as well,” Gavaskar concluded.