Bold World Cup statement by the former captain of Team Pakistan about India

The captain of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, is under a lot of focus as everyone wants to see how he will lead Team India in the Asia Cup and ODI World Cup 2023, which might well decide the course of the side. Till now, Rohit Sharma has not had any big success at the global level since he took over the captaincy of Team India in all three formats in the last couple of years. Even under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India fades to win any ICC trophy. But former captain of the Pakistan cricket team Rashid Latif believes that if Kohli had been the captain of India in the upcoming ODI World Cup, India would have been much more ready.
Latif said on the Cricket Bazaar YouTube channel that "Indian team management has experimented with several players, and if I talk about their batting in the middle and lower order, say from 4 to 7, they just have not allowed any new player to settle down with frequent changes."
Rashid further said that, though risky, India would now have to just depend on seniors in the World Cup. "I say risky because KL and Iyer are returning from injuries."
He also said that giving the captaincy to many of the candidates has not helped team India, as he said, "If they had allowed Virat Kohli to continue as captain, India would be 100 percent ready for the World Cup by this time."


Aug 17, 2023 5:07 AM