Rashid Latif
Rashid Latif. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

On Saturday, July 30, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the squad for the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Zimbabwe beginning on August 18. As soon as once more, the Indian administration determined to relaxation key senior gamers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah. All these 5 gamers missed India’s newest ODI collection in opposition to West Indies, and Kohli and Bumrah aren’t even a part of the continuing T20I collection.

Shikhar Dhawan, who led India to a 3-0 collection win in opposition to West Indies, is main the 15-member squad on the Zimbabwe tour. Followers are already questioning BCCI’s choice to relaxation senior gamers after only one collection and this has not occurred the primary time this 12 months. The Indian administration has additionally rotated the captaincy duties amongst seven gamers because the begin of this 12 months.

Common captain Rohit Sharma was rested for India’s house T20I collection in opposition to South Africa in June and subsequently for the Eire tour as effectively. The Indian administration handed Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya their first cap as captain final month and likewise to pacer Jasprit Bumrah within the fifth rescheduled Take a look at match in opposition to England earlier this month. The previous Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif finds this rotation not useful and believes that India are making the identical mistake that Pakistan did within the Nineteen Nineties.

“Everybody talks about backup. However they’ve now produced seven backup captains up to now 12 months! That is the primary time I’m seeing this in India’s historical past. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, they’re repeating the identical mistake as Pakistan’s within the Nineteen Nineties,” Rashid Latif mentioned on his YouTube channel.

No captain is enjoying persistently: Rashid Latif

The star opening batter KL Rahul is Rohit’s deputy in all three codecs however hasn’t performed any sport because the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2022 on the finish of Could. He has been scuffling with accidents for the previous few months and lately missed his comeback on the West Indies tour as a result of Covid-19 virus. It’s clear that India are searching for future captaincy choices with each Rahul and Rohit lacking a substantial quantity of matches these days. However Latif added that no present captaincy possibility is enjoying common cricket and India want a pacesetter who’s like former skippers Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, and Kohli.

“They haven’t discovered a strong opener, nor have they got a secure middle-order. They simply desire a new captain. No captain is enjoying persistently for them. KL Rahul is unfit now, Rohit was unfit earlier than. Virat is mentally unfit. So, they should give it some thought. They’re altering so many captains.. they want a pacesetter like Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli,” Rashid Latif added.



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