Team India will play cricket in the world’s largest cricket stadium on Sunday. world cup 2023 Had to face defeat in the final match. Australia defeated India by six wickets in this match. This defeat broke the hearts of crores of Indian fans. After this defeat of Team India, the players are being criticized a lot. Many former cricketers also Rohit Sharma And there is no unanimity regarding some decisions of Rahul Dravid. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former Team India opener Gautam Gambhir are unanimous in one matter. He has been surprised by a decision of Rohit Sharma. Both are surprised about Suryakumar Yadav’s batting at number 7.
Gautam Gambhir said this
Wasim Akram and Gautam Gambhir believe that Rohit Sharma should have sent Suryakumar Yadav to bat at number six. In the match, Pat Cummins calmed the Ahmedabad crowd by taking the valuable wicket of Virat Kohli. Suryakumar Yadav was to come at number 6. This was the line-up for India throughout the competition. But the team management gave preference to Ravindra Jadeja over Suryakumar. This decision did not seem right to Akram and Gambhir.
Suryakumar got a place in the team in place of Hardik.
Suryakumar Yadav was included in the team playing eleven as a specialist batsman after Hardik Pandya was out of the team due to injury. Then why was Ravindra Jadeja sent ahead of him in an important match like the final. Speaking on Sportskeeda, Gambhir and Akram admitted that both of them were surprised by this move. Gambhir said that I did not understand why Jadeja was sent before Suryakumar Yadav. This was not the right decision for me at all.
Wasim Akram was surprised
Akram said that I mean he is playing completely as a batsman there. Had Hardik been in the line-up, I could have understood the move. The former India opener further questioned whether the team management was ever confident about Suryakumar’s abilities as a No. 6 batsman in ODI cricket. Gambhir also feels that if Suryakumar was sent at No. 6, it would have helped him play his natural attacking cricket instead of going into defensive mode knowing that there were no batsmen left in the line-up.
Suryakumar has no fault
Gambhir said that imagine if KL Rahul was set at the crease, then Suryakumar would have been sent and told that he can show his aggressive game. Then it could happen. Because Surya would have known that Jadeja was in the batting lineup after him. But after losing the wicket of Jadeja, Surya would naturally have come under pressure and could not play his cricket. It is very easy for an expert to say that Suryakumar struggled. But the mindset of the player is that if he gets out then the next batsman will be Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Siraj and Kuldeep. If he had known that the next batsman was Jadeja, his mentality would have been different. If you did not trust Suryakumar at number 6 then you should have chosen someone else.