New Delhi. India’s (NZ vs IND) defeat against New Zealand in their second match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign demoralized the Indian cricket fans as a team. With this, Team India is almost out of the race for the semi-finals. When asked about possible reasons for India’s campaign and the team’s dismal performance, Jasprit Bumrah cited ‘bio-bubble fatigue’ as one of the reasons. In such a situation, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has expressed his displeasure over Bumrah’s remarks.
Most of the Indian cricketers are playing non-stop cricket for the last 6 months. Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine rules result in short breaks, that too without any freedom. However, Sunil Gavaskar feels that when a player is representing the country, everything else has to be taken back. Sunil Gavaskar expressed his displeasure over Bumrah’s statement and said on Sports Today, “Look, when you are playing for India, everything is left behind. Its as simple as that. It is an incredible privilege and a huge honor to play for and represent our country. There are millions of people you know who want to get India Cap, India Colors…”
‘There should be no excuse for defeat’
He said, “No one should say that this [बायो बबल थकान] Is. There should be no real excuse. You should go out there and give your best. Its as simple as that.” It is not only the result but the hope of winning Team India has also disappointed the fans. Gavaskar himself admitted that the team is not expected to win every match, but the way India performed on the grandest stage has left the fans angry.
‘It’s a great team, make no mistake’
Sunil Gavaskar further said, “And that’s what all Indian fans are expecting. We all know that you cannot win every match. It’s a game, you’re gonna lose. Even the greatest players in individual sports, even the biggest teams lose. And it’s a great team, make no mistake. The way they have played over the years, this is a top team, this Indian team is a top champion team. But it is only in multi-country tournaments where he has not been able to establish himself. So I think that is something they need to do and not talk about anything else.”
‘Questions also raised on sending Rohit Sharma to number 3’
Gavaskar also had doubts about the change at the top of the order made by India against New Zealand in the previous match. Against Afghanistan, the greats of Indian cricket want the team to come back and open with Rohit Sharma. He said, “Rohit Sharma has to bat at the top of the order, it is as simple as that. Let’s forget what happened in the last game. You saw it wasn’t working so you have to go with someone like Rohit Sharma.”
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He said, “It will really help young Ishaan Kishan. If Suryakumar Yadav is still not fit because when he goes down there are few overs left. So he can swing his bat freely because there is no question of doing anything… Open with Rohit Sharma, because he is such a batsman that once he plays 15 overs, you have 180-200’s [स्कोर] It’s pretty much guaranteed to happen.”
Let us tell you that India’s victory against Afghanistan is necessary. The ‘Men in Blue’ not only have to win, but also win by a huge margin to keep their semi-final hopes alive to increase their net run rate, while hoping for some other result to turn in their favour. .