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KL Rahul’s cautious innings of 66 runs off 107 balls in India’s World Cup final loss against Australia has been a topic of discussion. Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram believes that Rahul couldn’t play fearlessly due to India’s long tail. With Ravindra Jadeja being the last recognized batsman, Rahul had to bat deep and couldn’t take risks. India posted a modest total of 240, with Rahul’s knock including only one boundary.

Akram feels that India’s middle-order should have batted more fearlessly and their extra-careful approach cost them the title. He believes that if all-rounder Hardik Pandya was in the team, Rahul would have taken more risks. However, taking risks in that situation could have led to criticism if Rahul had gotten out.

The lack of scoring quickly became India’s undoing. Akram suggests that if they had maintained a good scoring rate in the middle overs, the outcome could have been different. Rohit Sharma, who finished as the second-highest run-scorer for India in the tournament, played with an attacking intent throughout. Akram defends Rohit’s approach and believes that he shouldn’t change his game.

During Australia’s chase, India’s pacers managed to take only four wickets. Akram suggests that bringing in Mohammed Siraj ahead of Mohammed Shami could have been a better decision, considering Siraj’s ability to bowl economically. He also mentions that the dew factor made it easier for batting after the initial wickets fell.

Akram concludes by stating that he doesn’t want to take credit away from Australia’s batsmen, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne. He believes that teams should stick to what has been working for them in big games like the finals.

Overall, India’s cautious approach, lack of scoring quickly, and decision-making in bowling contributed to their loss in the World Cup final.

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