Former Indian cricketer attacks Rohit Sharma’s captaincy after loss in Centurion Test

Former India cricketer attacks Rohit Sharma and his captaincy after the loss to South Africa in the First Test match in Centurion inside three days by an innings margin.

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Rohit Sharma (source-twitter)

Rohit Sharma has been attracting criticism after the loss during the first Test match in Centurion. Former cricketers, both Indian and overseas, have questioned the nature of loss within three days.

It was a performance to forget for the Indian Team as they had come to South Africa calling it the “Final Frontier”. The loss not only killed off hopes of a series but also slid India down the WTC table.

Cape Town is the next venue as Team India gets ready to play the second and final game starting on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a former Indian skipper has come out and attacked Rohit Sharma and his captaincy style.

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Former India cricketer Subramanium Badrinath has questioned Rohit Sharma’s captaincy post the loss in Centurion. The 43-year-old was speaking on his YouTube Channel and asked why Virat Kohli wasn’t leading the Test side.

“Kohli has a great record as a Test leader. He has scored more than 5000 runs with an average of 52 as captain. He has 40 wins and 17 losses in 68 Tests. He led us to a tremendous victory in the Australian series. He has the most wins as Test captain after Graeme Smith. Steve Waugh, and Ricky Ponting's”

This is not the first time a former cricketer has come out and attacked Rohit Sharma. One of the biggest problems was the bowling changes that were affected by the 36-year-old. Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna were called in to attack post-lunch on day two which drew the ire of Ravi Shastri in the commentary booth. 

Subramanium Badrinath also called Rohit Sharma a “weak skipper”. Why is he (Virat) not the captain of the Test team? I want to raise this valid question. He is a better test batter. There is no comparison between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He is a big player in terms of Test cricket. He has scored runs everywhere. Why is he not leading and a weaker player? As far as I am concerned, a weaker player who is not yet proven as an opener. He has been in and out. We can consider all of that. But I think Rohit Sharma has not proven himself as an opener outside India. Why is he there?