“I don’t understand the exclusion of @ashwinravi99 from the playing XI, currently the number one bowler in the world,” Sachin wrote on Twitter.

Sachin regretted the team management’s decision not to play Ashwin despite the fact that Australia had five left-handed players in their playing XI.

“As I mentioned before the game, skillful spinners don’t always rely on turning paths, but rather use drift in the air and bounce off the surface to mask their differences,” said Sachin.

“Not forgetting, Australia had 5 left-handed players in their top 8,” he added.

Tendulkar earned praise for his centurions Travis Head and Steve Smith, whose impressive 285-run stand built the foundation of Australia’s victory.

“Congratulations to Team Australia on winning the #WTCFinal. @stevesmith49 and @travishead34 laid a solid foundation on day one itself to tilt the match in their favour,” he said.

“India had to bat hard in the first innings to stay in the game, but they couldn’t. There were some good moments for India’s team.”

However, India has gone 10 years without winning a men’s world title, including their first World Test final in 2021 against New Zealand in Southampton.


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