Among many cricketers who ended up with a cricket career, Javagal Srinath had a bitter experience when he said goodbye to the game. When Srinath last played for the 2003 World cup finals, the former pace bowler was keen at maintaining perfect line and lengths. Yet, he was much disappointed with the loss when the team played against Australia in the finals of the World Cup at Johannesburg.
He recollected the way Australia batsmen destroyed the then trio of Indian pacers Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan, and Ashish Nehra. Australia has picked 87 runs of Srinath’s 10 overs while the trio had together donated 211 runs. This helped Australia to bag a successful 359 runs with just losing 2 wickets.
However India couldn’t manage their batting well to reach such a huge total in the final match of the World Cup. Javagal Srinath recollects that doubling our power to deliver properly and chasing back the score should have been the criteria for a win. Instead he determines the way he ended up in a match like that is unhappy.