The Men in Blue have been unfortunate of late, with a string of results going against them. After failing to make the finals of the Asia Cup 2022, Rohit Sharma and Co suffered a defeat in the series opener against Australia.
Echoing on the same lines, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly emphasised that it is a ‘matter of concern’, especially with the ICC T20 World Cup just around the corner.
Sourav Ganguly defends Rohit Sharma’s captaincy
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly acknowledged that not being able to do well in big tournaments is a matter of concern but extended support to skipper Rohit, who replaced Virat Kohli as all-format leader earlier this year. Ganguly underlined Rohit’s captaincy acumen and put trust in him and head coach Rahul Dravid.
Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI, “Rohit Sharma has a winning percentage of almost 80. India has lost last three-four matches but before that… he has led in 35-40 matches and lost just five or six,”
“I am sure Rohit and Rahul Dravid will be concerned about the team and everything, and they will improve. I am not worried about one or two losses, but yes, we have not done well in big tournaments. We will talk about that,” he added.
Sourav Ganguly heaps praise on former India skipper Virat Kohli
Ganguly also gave plaudits to Virat Kohli for his highly-successful Asia Cup, where he scored 276 runs in five games. The dynamic right-hander put an end to his dry run with the willow, scoring two successive half-centuries. He bettered it by registering an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, which was his 71st international ton.
He reached the three-figure mark – his first ever in a T20I – after a gap of 1,020 days.