- Saiman Das
T20 World Cup 2022: Squad captained by Rohit Sharma India’s ICC T20 World Cup 2022 campaign came to an end after their lopsided semifinal loss to England at Adelaide Oval.
While Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain, was unable to accumulate many high scores during the competition, he was effective in that role because to his wise choices during the Super 12 round.
However, many former cricket players have started to make various assumptions about the captaincy and the necessity of personnel changes in the team after the unexpected withdrawal.
Shoaib Akhtar, a former pace spearhead for Pakistan, is not very satisfied with Rohit’s captaincy throughout the competition and has questioned whether the opener is still fit to serve as the team’s head coach.
Was he prepared to serve as captain? I’m still waiting for a response to this query. He wanted to be the skipper, and we all knew that. But completing this duty is not simple. You must sacrifice your personal life for the sake of the captaincy.
Because of this, Rohit needs to spend more time with the group, which will aid in both team development and team building. Simply put, he appeared off and down,” Akhtar told Zee News.
Responsibility comes with being a captain. You receive credit if the team performs, but you don’t point fingers when you receive criticism. I won’t be able to see Rohit Sharma’s subsequent episodes because he’s about ready to retire from the T20.
The 47-year-old went on to mention Virat Kohli and his difficult time as captain, saying that it is “too much” for Rohit. It took Virat Kohli a long time to realize that his time as captain was over and that he needed to move on.
However, he took breaks from the game, and fortunately, Kohli’s troubles caused Pakistan to falter. He is now in a good place. It has probably been too much to ask of Rohit Sharma, in my opinion,” Akhtar concluded.
England XI: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone. Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed. Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
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