defeat in the World Test Championship; Just changing the captain won’t change everything! , – News in Hindi

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It was not even a few moments after Team India lost the WTC final that social media found a great scapegoat in the form of Captain Rohit Sharma. Every time after a disappointing defeat in an ICC trophy, many critics look for a villain on whom the failure can be blamed. During the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, coach Greg Chappell used to be an easy choice and Ravi Shastri under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. But, Rohit Sharma has got the captaincy for about one and a half years and Dravid has also been associated with him as coach since that time. But, after the defeat, coach Dravid never comes on target. Rohit Sharma is often chosen for this. The purpose of this article is not to defend captain Rohit Sharma because the fact is that ever since Rohit took the responsibility of captaincy, he had to face disappointment first in Asia Cup, then in T20 World Cup and now in ICC Test Championship. If we go by the social media, then Rohit Sharma should be immediately sacked from the captaincy. Come on, let’s assume for two minutes that yes, Rohit is immediately removed from the captaincy, then what option does Indian cricket have?

Should Test captaincy be given to Ajinkya Rahane? This is the argument being given, isn’t it? Hey brother, the batsman who was out of the team for last one and a half year, whose comeback was due to luck (if Shreyas Iyer would have been injured, he would have been England) and who just proved his worth as a batsman, captaincy after one match To be given Like Rohit, Rahane is also 33 years old and if we talk about the future, then he is definitely not an option at the moment.

The One-Day World Cup is to be held in India after 4 months from now. Which country sacks its captain just 4 months back? There can be no such country other than Pakistan. Rohit Sharma, who was specially given the captaincy for two years after winning five IPL trophies and one Asia Cup, should that player be dropped before an important tournament? So who should be given the captaincy to Hardik Pandya? The Pandya who is managing the workload to keep himself fit in the T20 format. Giving Pandya the captaincy means that he will have to play in every series in the next four months. Can the Indian Cricket Board give this weight on Pandya? Definitely not. Then, then what other option is left? Shubman Gill? Not at the moment because of the tremendous lack of experience. So the only option left is Virat Kohli, then should Kohli be given back the captaincy again? Is this possible in reality? no way. Jasprit Bumrah is also unfit and Rishabh Pant is also injured. Shreyas Iyer is also injured and his place is also not confirmed. It means to say that even if the selectors and BCCI want and consider the emotional appeal of the fans, Rohit cannot be removed from the captaincy.

Ravi Shastri said one thing very interesting. He said that when Mahendra Singh Dhoni won three ICC trophies between 2007 and 2013, we got used to it. Indian cricket started feeling that it is our right to win the trophy in the World Cup just like Australia. But, it is forgotten that the amazing Dhoni did in the era of 2007 to 2013, he could not win any ICC trophy in the coming years. In the same period, under the leadership of Dhoni, the Indian team got cleaned up on two tours each in Australia and England.

One more fact you all should know that in the total time of 42 years, except Dhoni, all other captains together have not won even 1 trophy. Only Kapil Dev has to be separated from this list because in 1983 he won the first ODI World Cup. Let me give you another example. The England team is currently the champion in the One-Day World Cup and T20 format as well, but England had to face disappointment in every World Cup from 1975 to 2019. This is the same England which gave birth to cricket.

If it is said bluntly, then winning the World Cup trophy is not that easy. It doesn’t matter that you have the best T20 league in the world. The biggest football tournament in England is the English Premier League, but despite this, since winning the World Cup for the last time in 1966, it has never won the trophy.

It is true that this defeat will hurt everyone. It is also true that everyone will also get angry. The players also know that they have disappointed themselves and the whole country with their game. But, personally, this defeat is the saddest for him. Apart from Rohit in the current team India, there are 8 players like Kohli, Pujara, Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, who are 33 years old.

Two years later, when the WTC final will be played again at Lord’s in England, only 2 of these 8 players may be available. This was the golden period of Indian cricket in Test cricket, where the team faced defeat only in selected series. On most occasions, this team remained the number 1 or 2 team in the world. This team reached the final of the Test World Cup twice in a row. This thing also tells the story of the continuity of Team India.

If there is any lesson to be learned by the BCCI and Indian cricket, then they should not only think about the next World Cup but also target how they will fulfill their dream of winning the Test series in South Africa for the first time later this year. How will he make up for the disappointment of not winning a Test series in England after 2007? He will also have to think that how after 2009 why he has not been able to win the Test series by going to New Zealand? If Indian cricket will look deeply into these questions, then maybe there will be no problem in winning the Test World Cup in future. Everything will not change just by changing the captain.

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Vimal Kumar

Former Sports Editor of News18 India Vimal Kumar has been in sports journalism for almost 2 decades. Vimal, who is active on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) as @Vimalwa, has also covered 4 Cricket World Cups and Rio Olympics.

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