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“I really feel that Rohit’s time as India’s T20I captain is over…”, Former India cricketer slams Rohit Sharma post the T20 World Cup 2022

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Former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan has made some shocking remarks about Indian captain Rohit Sharma after their disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup semifinal against England. Besides clearly stating that Rohit Sharma should step down from captaincy, he also made some bold remarks which are being criticised by some fans for being ‘tasteless’. 

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“I really feel that Rohit’s time as India’s T20I captain is over. BCCI has to plan between two world cups and Indian cricket has nothing to gain from retaining Rohit Sharma as the captain. There will not be any return on that investment. There are mainly two options in front of us – Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant. I still can not believe what happened. It felt like India batted in Adelaide and England in Sharjah,” he said in a recent show. 

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Atul Wassan also thinks that it was the team management that took all the decisions and not Rohit Sharma. It would thus also be wrong to blame the captaincy after that performance against England as he did not really do much. “I feel that you can’t blame the captaincy. After all, it was the team management that was taking all decisions. Rohit Sharma did not take a single call. He only decided where to hide on the field,” he said. 

While it is true that the captaincy should have been better in the semi-final, I personally feel that blaming the captain so harshly after just one loss is a bit uncalled for. Some of the comments that Wassan made, like ‘hide on the field’ were really tasteless and kind of a low blow. 

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It is true though that Rohit Sharma will probably not continue as the captain of the Indian T20I team after this tournament. It is time for the likes of Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul to be considered as captaincy choices. 

 

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