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 Indian cricketer attacks Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's return to the T20I setup, saying, "I thought the team had moved on.
Jan 09, 2024 05:11 pm

 The announcement of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's comeback to the Twenty20 International format for the forthcoming three-match series against Afghanistan, there has been controversy around the team selection process, with former India batsman Deep Dasgupta voicing reservations.The comeback was welcomed by Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly, but Dasgupta called it "directionless" and likened it to the 2022 T20 World Cup.  Since India's 2022 World Cup semi-final elimination, Kohli and Rohit have chosen not to play Twenty20 Internationals. As a result, young players like Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Jitesh Sharma have flourished. India went through a period of change, bringing in new players and developing a younger team. But with the senior players receiving criticism for their tactics in the most recent T20 World Cup, the recall of Rohit and Kohli for the Afghanistan series has sparked concerns about the team's direction.Reacting to the change, Dasgupta said, "I thought the team had moved on from Rohit and Kohli."Dasgupta clarified in an interview with Star Sports: "The senior players' lack of effort during the most recent T20 World Cup was the primary point of criticism. However, you also need to consider the types of tracks you anticipate in the West Indies. Do you anticipate 180–200 run wickets or something closer to 160? To be very honest, I haven't seen much guidance for India in this place during the past year. With the squads we've had for the past year, it would be like starting over if they had to go back to Rohit and Kohli."