India got a crushing defeat in the Test under Dhoni’s captaincy.
Mahi has given three ICC trophies to Team India.
New Delhi. The captaincy of the Indian team has become a regular topic of discussion. Team India’s defeat in the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final 2023) has fueled the issue. After the crushing defeat of Team India in the final, many opinions were seen regarding the captaincy, while many people also criticized it. Now former Indian veteran Sunil Gavaskar has shared his views on this issue. In which he has pointed towards the crushing defeat of Team India under the captaincy of India’s most successful captain MS Dhoni.
Talking about Test cricket, Team India has emerged as a successful team for the last few years. However, the Indian team has faced defeat in the World Test Championship final twice in a row. After this defeat, Rohit Sharma is also facing criticism. Now it is being speculated that the World Cup will prove to be the last chance for Rohit as captain. Sunil Gavaskar shared his views while defending the captains of Team India. He recalled the time when India under Dhoni had to face a crushing defeat by England 0-4 in Test cricket.
Captain knows he will be there – Sunil Gavaskar
In a conversation with Indian Express, Sunil Gavaskar said, ‘Whether you win or lose, the captain knows that he will be there. This is not a new issue. It has been running since the year 2011. There were occasions when the team had to face defeat by 0-4, but the captain did not change.
Dhoni’s captaincy was defeated by two big teams
Year 2011, this was the year when Dhoni got Team India the trophy in the World Cup. After which he was being counted among the most successful captains of the world. In the same year, the Blue Army under Dhoni had to face a crushing defeat on the tour of England and Australia. It can be inferred from Sunil Gavaskar’s statement that he is referring to this defeat of Team India as Dhoni was the captain of the team till the year 2014.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 17, 2023, 18:18 IST