Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma believes that there are a lot of flaws in Team India’s strategy for the Asia Cup 2022, as a result of which their going to the final is uncertain. If skipper Rohit Sharma had faith in his bowlers, India could have handed over the role of match finisher to Dinesh Karthik. India has lost two of its matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super Four stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, as a result, it seems impossible to make it to the final.
Rajkumar Sharma has raised questions on India’s playing XI selection, he said, if Deepak Hooda has come in the team in place of injured Ravindra Jadeja, then why was he not bowled? Virat Kohli’s former coach further criticized the team management for dropping veteran and in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik from the playing XI after just one match, while Rishabh Pant is currently unable to score.
There were many flaws in India’s strategy: Rajkumar Sharma
Rajkumar Sharma was quoted by India News as saying: “I see India’s performance and team selection in the Asia Cup 2022, that there is some misunderstanding between the team management and the captain, or maybe we can say that there is communication gap between them. If you are including Deepak Hooda in the playing XI, it means that he is your sixth bowling option, but you have not bowled to him in both the matches.
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Had skipper Rohit Sharma not had faith in his bowlers, India could have handed over the role of match finisher to Dinesh Karthik. To be honest, there were many flaws in India’s strategy. India desperately needs to look into where they are going wrong. If India is playing Deepak Hooda as the match finisher, then why is Dinesh Karthik in the team? If you don’t play Karthik in this situation, then when will you play him?
If you have more faith in Rishabh Pant, then why did you choose Karthik in the team? Since the team has lost two matches in a row, you have all these questions. When a team wins, then such questions do not arise, but after such a defeat, all these questions are bound to come up.”