‘So many T20 superstars but didn’t qualify’- Amit Mishra, Sehwag, Akhtar reacts after West Indies bow out of T20 World Cup

The two-time World Twenty20 champions West Indies unfortunately had to be eliminated from the first round of preliminary matches in this World Cup, making it the first Twenty20 World Cup without the Caribbean giants.

Ireland managed to spring one of the biggest upsets in the group stage of the T20 World Cup, minnows Zimbabwe also secured their berth for the Super 12 phase of the showpiece event.

Zimbabwe, who have not played in an ICC tournament for more than five years, defeated Scotland in the final of the group stage at Bellrive Oval. After this memorable win, legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag said in a tweet that he is happy that the African nation has made it to the Super 12 stage of the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Also legendary cricketers former India opener Virender Sehwag and Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar reflected on the Caribbean giants’ premature exit from the ICC T20 World Cup on Friday.

Sehwag also expressed his disappointment as two-time champions West Indies were knocked out of the T20 World Cup in the group stage for the first time. Sehwag said in his tweet.

“Happy to see Zimbabwe qualify but such a disappointment to not have the West Indies in the main round. Winners of 2 of the last 4 events and not qualifying this time. Such a pity. So India faces Pakistan, Netherlands, South Africa, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in the league stages.”

Former Pakistan fast bowler Akhtar has reflected on West Indies’ premature exit from the exhibition event in Australia. Akhtar tweeted accordingly.

“West Indies pushed out of the World Cup. That takes away a very competitive & a spirited team out of the tournament at a very early stage.”

Also Former Indian bowler Amit Mishra said,

“A team which consists of so many T20 superstars didn’t qualify and a team full of underdogs qualified for next stage of T20 world cup. Cricket indeed is full of uncertainties.” Amit Mishra

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