Team India & Richard Kettleborough: The final of the World Cup will be played between India and Australia. However, umpire Richard Kettleborough could be a big problem for Team India in the title match. In fact, many of Richard Kettleborough’s decisions in this World Cup have been controversial. Also, having Richard Kettleborough as umpire in India’s big matches is a very ominous sign. Richard Kettleborough has been unfortunate for the Indian team. Now fans on social media are saying that Rohit Sharma-led Indian team is in danger from umpire Richard Kettleborough in the final.
Having Richard Kettleborough as umpire bodes ill for Team India
Richard Kettleborough as an umpire has witnessed Team India’s defeat in the last major ICC knockout matches. Richard Kettleborough was the umpire in the T20 World Cup 2014 final in which the Indian team lost to Sri Lanka. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian team lost in the semi-finals of the World Cup 2015, umpired by Richard Kettleborough. After this, the Indian team was defeated by the West Indies in the final of the T-20 World Cup 2016, Richard Kettleborough was also a witness to that defeat of the Indian team.
Richard Kettleborough and the fortunes of Team India
The Indian team’s bad luck and Richard Kettleborough’s streak as an umpire did not stop here. The Indian team performed well in the Champions Trophy 2017, but in the final match, Pakistan defeated the Indian team. The umpire in that match was also Richard Kettleborough. Team India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final, Richard Kettleborough also witnessed the defeat of Team India, Richard Kettleborough was the umpire in that match. Now Richard Kettleborough will be the umpire in the India-Australia final, which is not a good sign for Indian fans. Currently both teams have reached Ahmedabad. Today Team India has started practice.