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“Rohit Sharma didn’t take any calls, just decided where to hide on the pitch during the semi-finals,” said the former player

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The Indian cricket team lost in two major multi-team tournaments under the leadership of Rohit Sharma in the past three months. After losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4, India’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the Asia Cup was a major setback.

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Some optimism was revived by series wins over Australia and South Africa at home, but it soon faded as India were knocked out of the T20 World Cup after being beaten by England in the quarter-final by 10 wickets.

India’s cautious batting style has come under scrutiny again after the defeat as the top league had a disastrous Powerplay. India was again criticized for playing an archaic style of cricket in T20Is; their highest total after the first six overs was 46 against the Netherlands.

Ex-Indian cricketer Atul Wassan believes that “Rohit Sharma did not answer any calls and only decided where to hide on the field.”

“We could see two level cricketers. At least something should have been done. You can’t even find fault. I don’t think you can blame the captain. After all, it was the team management who made all the decisions. Rohit Sharma didn’t take any just a phone call. He only decided where to hide on the field,” former Indian cricketer Atul Wassan told ABP News.

Wassan opined that India should make either Hardik Pandya or Rishabh Pant India’s new captain in the shortest format.


“Yes I feel that (Rohit’s stint as captain of India’s T20 is over). You always schedule between two World Cups and I don’t think Indian cricket will gain anything by keeping him as captain. We will not get any compensation for such a thing.” an investment. You have two options in front of you – Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant. I’m still beside myself, can’t believe what happened. I felt like India beat in Adelaide and England in Sharjah,” added Wassan.