New Delhi, July 10 – Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has mentioned that he has been disenchanted with Rohit Sharma’s tenure because the captain of the Indian group, and mentioned he anticipated extra from the 36-year-old opener.
As well as, he additionally referred to as for elevated accountability from the teaching workers.
Rohit took over the captaincy reins in February final yr after Virat Kohli’s time because the skipper got here to an finish. Though India has achieved constructive leads to bilateral residence sequence, they’ve encountered difficulties in reaching success in main tournaments as India didn’t qualify for the T20 World Cup last in Australia, misplaced the World Check Championship last final month.
“I anticipated extra from him (Rohit). In India it’s totally different, however if you do properly abroad that’s actually the take a look at. That’s the place he has been a bit disappointing. Even within the T20 format, with all of the expertise of the IPL, tons of of matches as captain, with a mixture of finest IPL gamers not with the ability to get to the finals has been disappointing,” Gavaskar instructed The Indian Specific.
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The previous Indian skipper additionally expressed his want to determine whether or not the group administration carried out a radical overview of India’s losses. Whereas particularly addressing India’s defeat to Australia within the WTC last final month, he emphasised that coach Rahu Dravid and captain Rohit ought to have been held accountable to clarify the choices they made in the course of the match.
“They need to be asking questions, ‘Why did you area first?’ Okay, it was defined on the toss that it was overcast and all. The query after that needs to be, ‘You didn’t learn about Travis Head’s weak spot in opposition to the quick ball?’ Why was the bouncer employed solely when he had scored 80 runs. You already know, the second Head got here in to bat, within the commentary field, we had Ricky Ponting saying, ‘Bounce him, bounce him.’ Everybody knew about it however we didn’t strive,” he mentioned.
Group India is about to kick off their 2023-2025 ICC World Check Championship (WTC) cycle with a two-match Check sequence in opposition to West Indies, ranging from July 12.
The sequence will probably be adopted by three ODIs and 5 T20Is.