Team India continues to be criticized after the defeat in the ICC World Cup 2023 final. Former cricketers find fault with Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. Meanwhile, Wasim Akram and Gautam Gambhir…
Team India will play cricket in the world’s biggest cricket stadium this Sunday. world cup 2023 Having to face defeat in the last game. Australia defeated India by six wickets in this match. This defeat broke the hearts of crores of Indian fans. After this defeat of Team India, the players were criticized a lot. Many former cricketers too Rohit Sharma And there is no unanimity about some of Rahul Dravid’s decisions. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former Team India opener Gautam Gambhir have one thing in common. He was surprised by Rohit Sharma’s decision. Both were surprised by Suryakumar Yadav’s defeat at number 7.
Gautam Gambhir said this
Wasim Akram and Gautam Gambhir believe that Rohit Sharma should have sent Suryakumar Yadav to bat at number six. In the match, Pat Cummins calmed down the Ahmedabad crowd by taking the valuable wicket of Virat Kohli. Suryakumar Yadav will come in at number 6. This is India’s line-up throughout the competition. But the team management preferred Ravindra Jadeja over Suryakumar. This decision does not seem right for Akram and Gambhir.
Suryakumar got a place in the team in place of Hardik.
Suryakumar Yadav was included in the team playing eleven as a specialist batsman after Hardik Pandya was out of the team due to injury. Then why Ravindra Jadeja was given the lead in an important match like the final. Speaking to Sportskeeda, Gambhir and Akram admitted that they were both surprised by the move. Gambhir said I don’t understand why Jadeja was sent in front of Suryakumar Yadav. It just wasn’t the right decision for me.
Wasim Akram was surprised
Akram said I mean he played perfectly as a batsman there. Had Hardik been in the line-up, I would have understood the move. The former India opener further questioned whether the team management was always confident in Suryakumar’s abilities as a No. 6 batsman in ODI cricket. Gambhir also felt that if Suryakumar was sent at No. 6, this will help him play his natural attacking cricket instead of going into defensive mode knowing that there are no batsmen left in the line-up.
Suryakumar is innocent
Gambhir said imagine if KL Rahul is placed at the crease, then Suryakumar is sent and told that he can show his aggressive game. Then it can happen. Because Surya would have known that Jadeja was in the batting lineup after him. But after losing the wicket of Jadeja, Surya was naturally under pressure and could not play his cricket. It is very easy for an expert to say that Suryakumar is struggling. But the mentality of the player is that if he gets out then the next batsman will be Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Siraj and Kuldeep. If he had known that the next batsman would be Jadeja, he would have had a different mentality. If you don’t trust Suryakumar at number 6 then you should have chosen something else.