Rohit Sharma could not play the first ODI against Australia© AFP
legends of indian cricket team Sunil Gavaskar was not happy with the captain Rohit Sharma missed the first ODI against Australia due to “family commitments” and said such reasons have no place in the year of the ODI World Cup. hardik pandya Led the team in the absence of Rohit and the hosts managed to win thanks to a solid innings KL Rahul, However, Rohit’s return to the team was not enough for them to win the series as the visitors won the next two matches. Gavaskar was not happy with the decision taken by Rohit and said that the team needed “consistency in leadership”.
“I think he needs to play every game. You can’t have a captain who is there for one match and not for the rest. It is very important. It could happen with any other player. I know It was a family commitment, so he had to be there. It makes sense,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.
“When it comes to the World Cup, you cannot have family commitments; Its as simple as that. Maybe before that, exhaust whatever you have, unless it’s an emergency. Emergency is a completely different thing.
“You need consistency in leadership. It looks like you have everybody, otherwise there are two leaders. Then there are two leaders the team looks up to,” Gavaskar said.
Australian spinner adam zampa And ashton agar The match was overturned to hand India their first One Day International series defeat on home soil since 2019 in a thrilling third and final match in Chennai on Wednesday.
Left arm spinner Agar out running in form Virat Kohli (54) and top rated Twenty20 batsman in the world Suryakumar Yadav A third successive golden duck off the first two balls of the 36th over left the hosts at 185-6 with a target of 270 to win.
The visiting team bowled out the hosts for 248 runs in the last over to win the match by 21 runs.
(with AFP inputs)
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