Sourav Ganguly says India's "worst" performance at the T20 World Cup recently

Sourav Ganguly described India's performance at the T20 World Cup in 2021 as the "poorest" he has seen "in the last four to five years".

Former Indian captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly described India's performance at the recently concluded T20 World Cup in 2021 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman as the "poorest" he has seen "in the last four to five years". India failed to qualify for the round of 16 of the T20 World Cup. Their chances were beaten after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand in the Super 12 stage. The team led by Virat Kohli relied on run rate and the results of other games to qualify for the semifinals, but they did not.

India confidently beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia in the next three games, but the stars did not match as Pakistan and New Zealand didn't make a single mistake in the group and advanced into the final four legs of the tournament.

Ganguly said India did pretty well at the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2019 ODI World Cup - both in England, but their performance at the 2021 T20 World Cup wasn't up to date.

"To be honest, 2017 [and] 2019, I think India was good. In 2017 Champions Trophy we lost the final in the oval against Pakistan, I was a commentator at the time. Then at the 2019 World Cup in England we were exceptional all the time beat them all and lost to New Zealand in the semifinals - a bad day and all the good work for two months was simply wiped away, "he said in an interview with Boria Majumdar on his show" Backstage with Boria ".

"[I am] a little disappointed with the way we played this World Cup. I think that was the worst thing I've seen in the last four to five years," added the former Indian captain.

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Pakistan beat India with 10 wickets while New Zealand beat them with 8 wickets. The former inaugural battery gave no particular reason for India's underperformance at the ICC event, but added that the team failed to reach their full potential in their first two games.

"I don't know what the reason is, but I just had the feeling that they didn't play with enough freedom at this World Cup. Sometimes it happens in big tournaments, you just get stuck and when I saw them play against Pakistan and New Zealand "I just felt like this was the team that was playing at 15 percent of their ability. And sometimes you can't just point your finger that that's why it happened," he added.