ODI World Cup 2023: Gautam Gambhir warns Rohit Sharma, cites Virat Kohli, captain Rahul Dravid – Magazine Creations

Audi World Cup 2023: Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, lifted the Asia Cup on Sunday in a one-sided match against Sri Lanka. Mohammed Siraj bowled a brilliant spell of 21/6 to stun the Sri Lankan batting order and finally youngster Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill played cameo roles to bring home the Asia Cup. This is a big boost for Team India ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup, but former India opener Gautam Gambhir has a warning for skipper Rohit Sharma.

Citing the examples of former captains Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir said questions will be asked if Rohit Sharma fails to field the best 15-18 players in the Indian team. He stressed that this team has the ability to reach the World Cup final.

“There was never any doubt about Rohit being the captain. He has won 5 IPL titles. Many have not won even once. But his real test will come in the next 15 days. You have the best 15-18 players in the dressing room now. If they can’t To achieve this there will be question marks. After every World Cup, if a captain is unable to perform well, questions will arise. Virat Kohli faced this. Rahul Dravid faced this problem in 2007. If India fails to achieve the desired results in “In 2023, there will be questions about Rohit’s captaincy. But this team has the potential to reach the World Cup final.”

Many positives for the Asian Cup

After winning the continent, winning the world is the next task for the Indian cricket team. Asia Cup 2023 came with many positives for Team India as it witnessed the strength of India’s top batting order in the match against Pakistan. KL Rahul’s return with this epic century is another great news for the Indian fans. In the middle order, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya showed resilience and ability to score big.

The spin bowling led by Kuldeep Yadav and the pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah were brilliant. India also learned some crucial lessons in this series, especially against Sri Lanka’s ferocious attack and Bangladesh’s swing.

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Updated: Sep 18, 2023, 03:35 PM IST


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