After India were eliminated from the T20 World Cup in 2022, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer made a daring allegation about Rohit Sharma.
Wasim Jaffer is well-known for his Twitter antics, particularly his witty banter with former England captain Michael Vaughan. Wasim appears to have been as heartbroken as the rest of us after the thrashing in the semi-finals.
Rohit Sharma-led Indian team were ousted from the 2022 T20 World Cup after a painful defeat to Jos Buttler’s England in the second semi-final on Thursday. Despite finishing ahead of South Africa, Bangladesh, and arch-rivals Pakistan, India failed to put on a show as England beat Rohit and co. by 10 wickets to go to the T20 World Cup final.
The five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champion captain was tasked with leading the Men in Blue to victory, but he fell short.
Wasim Jaffer makes bold comment on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy
Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian opener, has made a daring assertion about the Asian giants’ all-format captain. The former Indian opener and full-time cricket commentator believes white-ball maverick Rohit would not play in the next T20 World Cup. The West Indies and the United States will host the next edition of the T20 World Cup in June 2024.
“Well, I think Rohit Sharma is that name for me. I don’t see him playing in the next World Cup, T20 World Cup especially. Having too many names on the pool sometimes confuses you and that is exactly what happened to the Indian team in the tournament,” CricTracker reported Jaffer as stating.
According to insiders, the BCCI has given Virat and Rohit Sharma the option of staying or retiring. They don’t appear to want to continue with players above the age of 30 in T20 cricket, preferring to focus on developing young players.
Jaffer’s comments come at a moment when batting icon Sunil Gavaskar has stated that numerous players on India’s team will ponder retiring after the T20 World Cup. Rohit, who took over as India’s T20I captain in 2021 after batting legend Virat Kohli resigned, failed to deliver in the ICC event in 2022.
Rohit Sharma’s individual record.
The world has struggled to identify at least three match-winning knocks he has made since his fairytale run in the 2019 World Cup.
Even in the IPL, he has struggled, as India’s white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma has not averaged more than 30 runs or scored at a strike rate greater than 130 in the last six seasons.
It might be the end of one of our childhood heroes.