Critics are on the attack after the Indian team’s defeat to England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022. Not only from India, but former cricketers from all over the world are advising Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to be excluded from T20 International. From Krishnamachari Srikkanth to Anil Kumble say that there should be a change in the team and have advocated the appointment of Hardik Pandya as the new captain. On the other hand, Atul Wasan even went so far as to say that Rohit Sharma was a remote captain.
Apart from this, another news is coming out that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is now preparing to go to former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He can be made the Director of Cricket, so that the T20 team can be turned around. If this really happens and Hardik Pandya gets the captaincy, then the question is what will happen to the current captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain KL Rahul? Will KL Rahul, who is going through bad form, and Rohit, who is not able to do wonders in captaincy, fall?
There is another news related to this that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be given additional responsibility to handle the workload of coach Rahul Dravid. Means Rahul Dravid’s responsibilitymay be diminished . KL Rahul failed to perform with the bat in the T20 World Cup, while Rohit Sharma could not convert starts into big innings. At the same time, former captain Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav performed charismatically.
Hardik will become the captain of the team! Hardik Pandya has also put in a stellar performance since his return from the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, Gujarat Titans did wonders and registered many historical records while winning the title on its debut . Hardik performed with both the ball and the bat and since then there were talks of making him the captain of Team India’s T20 format. However, apart from Hardik, another name is being taken up with great enthusiasm, that of Rishabh Pant.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma is being criticized not only because of his poor form, but also because of the team section and his support to KL Rahul. Apart from this, he was also under the scanner for the confusion on feeding Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. While Adil Rashid won the World Cup to England, the best spinner in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal remained sitting on the bench. Questions are also being raised on the role of Rahul Dravid for all these things.
Will the effect of change really be visible? If Dhoni becomes the Director of Cricket and Hardik Pandya is made the captain then the question is will the Indian team do well in ICC events? Regarding the current form, not much can be said about the World Cup to be held after 2 years, because the form and fitness of the players are not the same all the time. Hardik Pandya was shown the way out of the team after a poor performance in the T20 World Cup 2021 and there is talk of him becoming the captain. All this has happened in one year only, so nothing can be said as to what will happen in the next two years. Yes, if Dhoni comes in the role then some new players can definitely be seen at the international level.