Reports Of India’s Senior Player Being Upset With Openers In World Cup Leave Fans Guessing

By Daniel S

November 12, 2022

Team India got eliminated from the ongoing 20-20 World Cup on 10 November 2022. In Adelaide, England thrashed India by 10 wickets and thus, their dream of winning the trophy got shattered. However, Indian fans were hoping to see Rohit Sharma and his men in the final against arch-rivals Pakistan.

But, they failed miserably in the semi-final. In that match, only Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya batted well as they scored fifty against England. But, now some reports are coming that some senior player was not happy with the performance of the Indian opening batters in the World Cup.

Here is the tweet:

Openers of India failed to put up a single 50-run stand in the 20-20 World Cup

According to reports of Sports Tak, a senior middle-order batsman was upset with the slow starts given by openers in the World Cup. He said the same matter in the meeting that it put too much pressure on the middle order. However, Indian fans were left guessing the player name as only Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, and Dinesh Karthik were part of the middle-order batters.

Meanwhile, two openers of team India were the skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Both of them failed to put up a single 50-run stand in the 20-20 World Cup. So, it clearly put pressure on the middle-order batters. Rohit Sharma scored only one fifty in the tournament against the Netherlands. On the other hand, KL Rahul only scored two fifties in the tournament against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe respectively.

Speaking about the semi-final against England, India batted first and scored 168 runs for four wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 50 runs off 40 balls, including four boundaries and one six. Along with him, Hardik Pandya scored 63 runs off 33 balls, including four boundaries and five sixes. In reply, England thrashed Indian bowlers as they chased down the target in just 16 overs. England won the semi-final by 10 wickets and now, they will take on Pakistan at the MCG for the final on 13 November 2022.