India needs Rohit Sharma the Mumbai Indians captain To Win WTC Final

India needs Rohit Sharma the Mumbai Indians captain To Win WTC

Rohit Sharma’s cry of frustration during an IPL game encapsulated the challenging season for him as he led the Mumbai Indians with an inexperienced bowling attack. Despite the difficulties, Rohit Sharma never lost hope, and constantly supported and advised his team. This captivating display of leadership unfolded on television screens, revealing one of Rohit’s toughest captaincy stints. In the upcoming WTC final against Australia, Rohit needs to show the same captaincy skills to make India World Test Champions.

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As Rohit now leads India’s campaign in the World Test Championship and the upcoming ODI World Cup, he faces crucial moments in his captaincy career. The stakes are high, and a poor performance in the WTC final could increase the pressure on him for the ODI World Cup. Although some may find it hard to believe, the truth is that Rohit Sharma is under pressure as captain, and Rahul Dravid, the coach, is likely already feeling the heat. Rohit’s fortunes and Dravid’s future seem intertwined. If they falter in the coming months, criticism may intensify against one or both of them.

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When Rohit Sharma took over as India captain with Dravid as a coach, expectations were high. It was anticipated that he would replicate his success with the Mumbai Indians, making astute team selections, instilling confidence in young players, addressing insecurities among new and established players like Rahane and Pujara, and implementing a clear playing style.

However, the team selections leading up to the T20 World Cup were not precise. While Kohli’s momentary brilliance against Haris Rauf raised hopes, the campaign overall was lackluster. The team faced several issues, including a lack of variety at the top of the batting order, unwarranted faith in Harshal Patel in unfamiliar conditions, hesitation to trust Mohammad Shami, Bumrah’s injury, the failure to replace Axar Patel with the attacking option of Yuzvendra Chahal, and the inability to define Rishabh Pant’s role.

The extent to which Dravid and Rohit are responsible for these decisions remains unclear. They are perceived as a closely linked pair, entangled in the battle of public opinion.