The last edition of the Champions Trophy witnessed an epitome of drama. In spite of rains disturbing the games regularly, the series did not lose its interest among fans have been cheering due to their respective home teams. In the long run, the World Champions and the currently number one ranked team in the ODIs, team India stood tall as winners of the final edition of the tournament.
Post Champions Trophy, the World champions proved their worth just as before if they conquered the Celkon trophy at West Indies.
In spite of losing two matches back to back, team India made a good comeback and seized the trophy. Looking back at the series, the team looked in a resolve without their captain cool Mahindra Singh Dhoni in a couple of matches. In the lack of captain cool Dhoni, ViratKohli ensured he was the headlines for his captain ship qualities.
With a winning-losing ratio of 1:1, Kohli impressed several but was still criticized as an immature captain for his behavior and his skills of handling the team in pressure situations. However he ensured India reached the finals from where India’s best captain, Dhoni took over latest Nigeria Sports news. Scoring 15 runs within the last few over in a claw biting finisher, Dhoni once again proved why he is one of the finest finishers of the game. Post which former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly hailed Dhoni as one of the finest ODI players in the history of the game.
However, the greatest problem during this series was not the elements but the telecast time of the match in the subcontinent. The cricket fanatics faced time lag issues considering that the match was telecasted night time on-wards. All of the fans found it difficult to keep awake till night time to watch the complete match.
Such situations, viewers who had set top boxes recorded their matches while others went online and read the matches from the sports channel portals.This innovation has changed the viewing experience because most sports news channels have now moved online to appeal to the needs of these customers and to fully capture the internet space. Popular newspapers have always ensured they do not stay behind in the race. Newspapers are constantly made sure their sports content reaches their audience before TV channels gets live.