File picture of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli collectively.© AFP
After two consecutive victories, Staff India misplaced to South Africa by 5 wickets of their Tremendous 12 Group 2 conflict within the ongoing T20 World Cup. A powerful bowling efficiency by the Proteas restricted the Rohit Sharma-led facet at 133/9 in 20 overs. Later, India confirmed intent with the ball as Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami took early wickets however South Africa chased down the goal in 19.4 overs. In that thrilling encounter, Staff India had a forgettable outing when it comes to their fielding. First, Virat Kohli dropped a sitter which gave Aiden Markram a reprieve. It was adopted by skipper Rohit lacking a run-out probability towards the identical batter.
India obtained numerous flak from the followers and cricket consultants for his or her dismal fielding towards South Africa. Former India participant Ajay Jadeja additionally expressed his opinion on the identical and acknowledged that Staff India has stopped specializing in their fielding after the tip of Virat Kohli’s tenure as captain.
“I believe the Asian groups should not giving significance to fielding. Final time I heard about giving significance to fielding was when Virat Kohli turned Staff India’s captain. He had taken a choice of together with solely these gamers, who’re good fielders. He’s not the captain and the coach has additionally modified. The brand new captain will not be bothered about fielding. He’s extra involved about batting and bowling. So, the present Staff India that you’ve got will not be a lot athletic,” mentioned Jadeja in a video posted on Cricbuzz.
Jadeja additional criticised Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami’s fielding capabilities. “Who’re the fielders we have now? We have now Ashwin and Shami. By way of bowling, these two are nice however you’ll be able to’t anticipate good fielding from them. Once you choose a workforce, you already know what you need and I believe Staff India has not given a lot consideration to their fielding,” he mentioned.
India will subsequent face Bangladesh of their Tremendous 12 Group 2 conflict, at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.
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