Xtra Time Web Desk: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar criticized the Indian team management for changing the batting order, especially the trusted starting pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in Sunday’s crucial game against New Zealand . The BlackCaps totally outscored India to win the match by 8 wickets. The loss meant that Virat Kohli and his boys will not only have to win the remaining three games against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, but will also have to depend on the outcome of other group league matches.
Former India starter Sunil Gavaskar considered the decision to demote Rohit Sharma from the starting position by the Indian team’s leadership to be totally unjustified. The legendary cricketer felt that the team management did not trust Rohit to effectively counter New Zealand pacemaker Trent Boult.
Ishan Kishan was sent with KL Rahul to open the tickets for India. The move to promote Ishan didn’t work out at all, as he failed to score big. The entire Indian batting lineup failed to click and succumbed to disciplined bowling by the BlackCaps.
“Ishan Kishan is a hit or miss player and it’s best if a hitter like him walks at No. 4 or No. 5. Then he could play according to the situation of the game. Now what has happened is that they have told Rohit Sharma that we don’t trust you to tackle fast bowling with Trent Boult’s left arm, ”Gavaskar told Sports Tak.