Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif took another dig at Australia after they lost the recently concluded five-match T20I series against India. The Men in Blue thoroughly dominated the series and clinched it by a margin of 4-1.
On Sunday (December 4), the Suryakumar Yadav-led side beat the visitors by 6 runs in the fifth and final T20I to end the series on a winning note. India had chased down 209 runs in the first game before winning the second one by 44 runs after posting a huge total of 235 runs. Australia then won the third game while chasing 223 runs to keep the series alive before the hosts won the penultimate match by 20 runs to clinch the series.
In the last game, India scored 160 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs after being asked to bat first. The hosts were reeling at 97 for 5 at one stage before Shreyas Iyer’s fighting fifty guided the team to a competitive 150-plus total. The right-handed batsman scored 53 runs off 37 balls with the help of 5 fours and 2 sixes.
In reply, Australia finished their innings on 154 for 8 despite a fine fifty from Ben McDermott. The Australia batsman scored 54 runs off 36 balls with the help of 5 sixes but it was not enough for a win. In the final over, Australia needed 10 runs with their skipper Matthew Wade on strike. However, the wicketkeeper-batsman failed to power his team to a win.
Mohammad Kaif trolls Australia:
Soon after the game ended, Mohammad Kaif once again decided to take a dig at Australia. The former cricketer-turned-commentator recently faced the heat from the Australian cricket fraternity for asserting that India were the best team in the World Cup despite losing the final against Australia.
“I can never accept that the best team has won the World Cup. The Indian team is the best team on paper,” Mohammad Kaif had said on Star Sports.
And after India’s win in the recently-concluded series, he took to X to write: “Better talent, better skills. This time the better team on field, and on paper, won. 4-1,”
Better talent, better skills. This time the better team on field, and on paper, won. 4-1 ??
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 3, 2023