Following a humiliating defeat against Australia in the World Test Championship finals, there are doubts regarding Rohit Sharma’s position as the captain in the longest format of the game. However, despite the loss, the selectors and team management have displayed confidence in the 36-year-old by retaining him as the Test skipper for the upcoming two-match series against West Indies. In response to the announcement, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar expressed his disappointment. Suggesting that the BCCI selectors should have engaged in a discussion with Rohit regarding his future in Test cricket. Gavaskar emphasized that Rohit should have taken responsibility for the team’s performance, especially considering the significant 209-run defeat they faced.
“I want to ask is there no accountability? Did you held a meeting after the WTC final where you would have discussed the appointment of a captain? In our days, there used to be a selection meeting where captain was appointed. And then two days later, he was asked to join the selection meeting. Captain didn’t have voting right, he was a co-opted member, can ask if he needs bowler, spinner, extra batter,”
No matter if they continue losing series after series, a captain isn’t changed.- Sunil Gavaskar takes jibe at India’s system
Gavaskar further criticized the fact that if an Indian captain fails to perform.
“If there was a strong selector, he would have asked questions. Why the chose to field first. And why there was a delay in using short ball tactic against Travis Head. These questions are necessary. You can keep them as captain even after that but the accountability must be there,”
Gavaskar further added.
Follow us on Twitter for more!