File picture of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli collectively.© AFP
After two consecutive victories, Crew India misplaced to South Africa by 5 wickets of their Tremendous 12 Group 2 conflict within the ongoing T20 World Cup. A formidable bowling efficiency by the Proteas restricted the Rohit Sharma-led aspect 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, Crew 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 in opposition to the identical batter.
India acquired a whole lot of flak from the followers and cricket specialists for his or her dismal fielding in opposition to South Africa. Former India participant Ajay Jadeja additionally expressed his opinion on the identical and acknowledged that Crew India has stopped specializing in their fielding after the top of Virat Kohli’s tenure as captain.
“I feel the Asian groups usually are not giving significance to fielding. Final time I heard about giving significance to fielding was when Virat Kohli turned Crew India’s captain. He had taken a call 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 Crew India that you’ve will not be a lot athletic,” stated Jadeja in a video posted on Cricbuzz.
Jadeja additional criticised Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami’s fielding capabilities. “Who’re the fielders we’ve? We have now Ashwin and Shami. By way of bowling, these two are nice however you’ll be able to’t count on good fielding from them. If you choose a group, you recognize what you need and I feel Crew India has not given a lot consideration to their fielding,” he stated.
India will subsequent face Bangladesh of their Tremendous 12 Group 2 conflict, at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.
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