Sunil Gavaskar On Rohit Sharma Captaincy: Rohit Sharma had to face a lot of criticism as captain after the Indian team’s defeat against Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. After leaving the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Rohit was made the new captain in all three formats of Team India. Everyone expected that he would be able to end the ICC trophy drought, but Rohit has not been able to do so so far. At the same time, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, in one of his statements, has lashed out at him and the team management.
Sunil Gavaskar said during an interview to Indian Express that I had high hopes from Rohit. India is different, but good performance abroad only proves you better. His performance here disappointed us. Even despite having the best players and a lot of experience in T20, the Indian team could not succeed in reaching the final of the T20 World Cup. This is very disappointing.
In his statement, Sunil Gavaskar further said that questions should have been asked to Rohit and coach Rahul Dravid after the WTC defeat that why did you decide to field first after winning the toss? You didn’t know about Travis Head’s weakness to the short ball? Despite this, when he has scored more than 80 runs, then you used bouncer balls. While when he came to bat, Ricky Ponting was constantly saying that bouncer balls should be used against him. Everyone knew but we didn’t do it.
Gavaskar also surrounded Rohit’s statement at the time of preparation
Rohit Sharma had said after the defeat in WTC that the team got a little less time for preparation for this match. Gavaskar also criticized him for this statement and said that what kind of preparation are we talking about? You should be serious when you talk like this. You yourself should have come 15 days ago and played practice matches. Major players may rest but reserve or other players could take the field. But it doesn’t happen at all.
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