Australia handed a six-wicket defeat to the host nation, India to claim their record-extending sixth World Cup title. Veteran wicketkeeper Tim Paine reckoned that the Australian cricketers will get their due credit after their triumphant run in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
The former Australian test skipper said that the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, skipper Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Glenn Maxwell should get the praise that they deserve among the greatest of all times. He mentions that some players in the current Australian squad have completed cricket by winning two World Cups, a T20 World Cup, and a World Test Championship.
“I think last night actually gives this generation of Australian cricketers the credit they deserve. Some of the guys we’ve seen in that team last night have won two World Cups, they’ve won a T20 World Cup, they’ve won the World Test Championship,” said Tim Paine.
Tim Paine Acknowledges A Generation Of Australian Players For Winning A Number Of ICC Titles
“This cements five or six of the players in that team last night as some of the absolute all-time greats of Australian cricket. I think over the last two or three years, they haven’t got that credit. Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Glenn Maxwell among others. There’s a list of those guys that will be remembered now. You’ve got to win big tournaments and World Cups to cement that,” Paine added.
Earlier this year, Pat Cummins led Australia to the coveted World Test Championship (WTC), beating India in the final at the Kennington Oval in London. Travis Head was the Player of the Match in that game for his terrific 163 in the first innings. Interestingly, the opener again added to India’s misery by scoring 137 off 120 balls in the World Cup final at Ahmedabad.
Australia chased down 241 with seven overs to spare and six wickets in hand to clinch their sixth ODI World Cup title. The Aussies came back to win the tournament after suffering two consecutive defeats at the start of this World Cup. India missed out on what could have been their third World Cup title but Pat Cummins and co decided to extend India’s long drought of an ICC trophy further.
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