Adam Gilchrist believes the Australian public “felt a little bit flat” towards the Australian cricket team during the T20 World Cup.
Australia’s underwhelming campaign came to an end over the weekend when the tournament hosts finished third in their group behind New Zealand and England, falling short of the semi-finals.
After being thrashed by New Zealand in the opening game, a defence of Australia’s T20 World Cup win last year never looked likely.
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The small crowds at Australia’s Super 12 matches struggled to half-fill a stadium’s capacity and raised eyebrows among cricket pundits.
A crowd of 34,756 attended Australia’s match against New Zealand at the SCG, while 25,061 turned up for the game against Sri Lanka at Perth Stadium.