British High Commissioner terms Australia’s move to bowl first as ‘unwise’ as his decision to fly during ICC World Cup 2023 final | Trending News


As the whole country comes to a standstill to watch the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis took to X, formerly Twitter, to talk about his act of “unfathomable stupidity” as he chose to fly during the match.

Ellis also called Australia’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss “almost as unwise” as his act. “In an act of almost unfathomable stupidity, I have chosen to fly during the #INDvsAUSfinal – a decision almost as unwise as winning the toss and choosing to bowl?” Ellis wrote.

“It’s a blunder from Australia,” a user commented. Ellis replied to him and wrote, “It’s a blunder from me.”

When a netizen asked the British High Commissioner about his prediction, he said, “India strong favourites – they’re the better team.” “Seems the decision to bowl was good unlike ur decision,” another person wrote.

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“This is completely exhausting to watch. Thank goodness I’m taking a flight, to have a break,” Ellis wrote in another post.

After opting to ball, Australia dismissed India captain Rohit Sharma for 47, Shubman Gill for 4, Shreyas Iyer for 4 and Virat Kohli for 54.

The Rohit Sharma-led Team India is aiming to win their third World Cup after previous triumphs in 1983 and 2011. Australia will be looking to lift an unprecedented sixth World Cup after winning the tournaments in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

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The final is almost a repeat of the 2003 World Cup when Ricky Ponting’s Australia beat Sourav Ganguly-led India by 125 runs. Batting first, Australia scored 359/2 with Ricky Ponting taking an unbeaten 140, Damien Martyn scoring 88 and Adam Gilchrist 57. In reply, India were bundled out for 234 in 39.2 overs with Virender Sehwag scoring 82 runs and Rahul Dravid 47.


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