Yuzvendra Chahal on WC loss: Struggled to hold back tears when MS Dhoni got out in ICC World Cup semifinal

Team India lost the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand at Old Trafford
Yuzvendra Chahal on WC loss: Struggled to hold back tears when MS Dhoni got out in ICC World Cup semifinalYuzvendra Chahal on WC loss: Struggled to hold back tears when MS Dhoni got out in ICC World Cup semifinal
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Team India lost the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand after playing quality cricket throughout the tournament. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said he struggled to hold back his tears when MS Dhoni got out at Old Trafford.

"It was my first World Cup and when Mahi bhai got out and I was going in, I was trying to hold back my tears. It was so depressing."

Chasing 240 for a place in the finals, India were reduced to 92 for 6 at one stage. MS Dhoni stitched together with Ravindra Jadeja for a 116-run stand to take India within touching distance of the World Cup finals.

"We played so well for nine games but suddenly we were going out of the tournament. Rain wasn't in our hands and so it won't be right to say anything. It was the first time that we really wanted to go back to the hotel as soon as possible from the ground."

When asked about his omission, Chahal said his only job was to work hard and perform and not think about selection.

"Your job is to perform. When we (Kuldeep Yadav and me) came we performed really well. After IPL, our bench strength has got pretty strong too. Now if the team management is trying good talent, it is good that you know that there is competition and you have to work harder. You can't stay away from cricket."

"I want to continue for 5-6 years. I want to win at least one World Cup. I think the way we have been playing and how our team is shaping up currently, it’s a positive sign. We won in New Zealand, Australia and West Indies and if we win the T20 World Cup next year, all the noise will die down."

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