Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell expressed his approval of the current state of the ODI format, stating that it is in excellent condition.
“ODI cricket is alive and throbbing, not just thriving, and by many metrics, this tournament has been very successful,” Chappell said in an interview with Cricbuzz. “After Sunday, there will be some withdrawal symptoms felt by cricket fans the world over.”
Chappell also praised Virat Kohli for his remarkable achievement of scoring 50 centuries in one-day cricket, describing it as fantastic. He emphasised the significance of Kohli surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries.
“The fear of Virat Kohli to become the first man to score 50 centuries in ODI cricket is nothing short of fantastic, the fact that he surpassed The Little Master to achieve the feat puts the magnitude of the performance into perspective,” Chappell added.
“It will be up to this highly cohesive Australian team to find something really extra-special from within themselves if they are to make it their sixth win in eight World Cup finals — a phenomenal record, India has played brilliantly and does not have a chink in their armour,” Chappell added.