Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been under massive criticism after the Men in Blue suffered a humiliating loss against Bangladesh in the 1st ODI. India posted 186 runs in the first inning and managed to get the hosts down to nine wickets. But Sharma’s men couldn’t get the final wicket and lost the game.
Several media outlets put out posts on the internet asking fans to rate Rohit Sharma as a captain. Reacting to one such post, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had the answer to this question. Singh rated Sharma’s captaincy 10 out of 10.
Check the tweet here:
Talking about the game, Rohit Sharma looked decent at the start of the match but got out at the score of 27 off 31 balls. Then other Indian batters followed suit as only KL Rahul managed to score over 30 runs. Defending only 186 runs, the Indian bowlers did an amazing job to pick up nine wickets but Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s gritty 38-run knock helped the host clinch victory from the jaws of defeat.
After the game, Sharma called the pitch ‘challenging’ and demanded his players play the game without making excuses.
He said: “The pitch was a bit challenging, the odd ball was turning. You have to understand how to play. There are no excuses, we are used to such types of conditions. We need to look at how to bat against their spinners in these conditions. The genes are there, these guys grew up playing in such conditions. It is all about handling pressure.”
Rohit Sharma also expressed that the Indian team should have scored 30-40 runs more to make the game more competitive.
He said: “It wasn’t enough runs. Another 30-40 runs would have made a difference. With KL and Washy (Washington Sundar), we could have got there. Unfortunately, we lost wickets in the middle, and it is not easy to make a comeback. If you look back at how we bowled, of course, the last few overs where we would have liked to get a wicket, we kept taking wickets all through.”