The past edition of the Champions Trophy witnessed an epitome of drama. Regardless of rains disturbing the games regularly, the series didn’t lose its interest among fans have been cheering due to their respective home teams. Ultimately, the World Champions and the currently number one ranked team in the ODIs, team India stood tall as winners of the final edition of this tournament.
Post Champions Trophy, the World champions proved their worth yet again if they conquered the Celkon trophy at West Indies.
Regardless of losing two matches back once again to back, team India made a good comeback and seized the trophy. Looking back at the series, the team looked in a repair without their captain cool Mahindra Singh Dhoni in a couple of matches. In the lack of captain cool Dhoni, ViratKohli made sure he was the headlines for his captain ship qualities.
With a winning-losing ratio of 1:1, Kohli impressed a couple of but was still criticized as an immature captain for his behavior and his skills of handling the team in pressure situations. However he made sure India reached the finals from where India’s best captain, Dhoni took over. Scoring 15 runs within the last over in a nail biting finisher, Dhoni once more proved why he is one of the best finishers of the game. Post which former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly hailed Dhoni as one of the best ODI players in the history of the game.
However, the greatest problem in this series wasn’t the elements but the telecast time of the match in the subcontinent. Nigeria’s first dedicated Grassroots Sports Platform The cricket fanatics faced time lag issues considering that the match was telecasted late night on-wards. All the fans found it difficult to stay awake till late night to view the complete match.
In such situations, viewers who’d set top boxes recorded their matches while others went online and browse the matches from the sports channel portals.This innovation has changed the viewing experience because most sports news channels have now moved online to cater to the requirements of the customers and to recapture the net space. Popular newspapers have always made sure they don’t really stay behind in the race. Newspapers are constantly made certain that their sports content reaches their audience before TV channels gets live.