India’s regular skipper Rohit Sharma is not in the best of forms currently as he failed to perform at the 20-20 World cup 2022. The opener also had a tough time with the bat in the Indian T20 League earlier this year. The Indian captain has been rested for the New Zealand tour and will be back in December for the Bangladesh tour.
India had a disappointing exit from the 20-20 World cup semi-final where they were beaten by England by 10 wickets and suffered an embarrassing loss. India won a World title nine years ago, the last time they won a major tournament was Champions Trophy in 2013.
Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach Dinesh Lad feels that the Indian team is not showing stability and the senior players are continuously taking rest before the major tournaments. Recently Rohit, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul are rested for the series against the kiwis.
I thought, maybe, in the last seven-eight months, we are not a stable team. If we are preparing for the World Cup, it should be an established team. In the last seven months, somebody is coming to open the innings, somebody is coming to bowl, there is no stability," he said to Sportskeeda.
‘We are not a stable team’- Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach
"I don’t think so (on giving workload management as the reason). Everybody in the world is playing because they are professionals, not a workload you can say. Why are they playing in the Indian T20 League? Don’t play the Indian T20 League if you want to win the World Cup. In actual professional grades, they should play every game (at the international level) because we are getting something from that. It’s not an honorary job and there should be no compromise in international cricket."
“It is on them only. How can I say this (whether players should drop their Indian T20 League contracts)? They will have to take a call on that. Because you have been playing for India and for your states continuously that’s why you are considered for the Indian T20 League. Your international performance helps you determine your salary cap (in the Indian T20 League). So directly you don’t get an entry into the Indian T20 League." He added.