18th June still haunts India. The men in blue have never accomplished a rivalry battled on 18th June since 2015. The final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final 2021), which kicked off on this date, portrays a similar picture.
India and New Zealand, being the two best sides of the tournament, reaching the showdown, were striving to win their maiden ICC trophy under their current skippers, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson respectively.
WTC Final 2021: Williamson brings maiden ICC trophy home
The showcase grants charms to the Black Caps with Williamson winning his maiden ICC title. Williamson and co bring the trophy home beating Kohli and co by 8 wickets as the game terminates on Day 6, the pre-speculated reserved day amidst cats and dogs weather in Southampton.
The two rivaling captains stepped in the extravaganza with clear hopes of a tie following the weather. But assumptions highly were either rain or New Zealand. India had a bright chance to take the trophy home under Kohli for the first time but failed once again as usual getting the biggest forum at the concluding stage.
Kohli’s failure at big stages of cricket events:
WTC Final 2021 is not the only occasion where Kohli has deserted at the crucial stages of a tournament – He has a vast catalog since he first captained the team in an ICC event. From ICC Champion Trophy 2017 to the World Cup 2019 including his leadership for the Bangalores since 2012, he is yet to win the final despite a successful RobinHood stages journey in the mentioned events.