Under the guidance of Hardik Pandya, the Indian cricket team has entered a new era in T20I cricket, with younger players increasingly given opportunities while veterans like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continue to sit out. Although neither of the two has stated a wish to stop using the shortest format, it is unclear how they will proceed. Rashid Latif, a former captain of Pakistan, believes that India should bring back at least one of its two seasoned batsmen, Kohli or Rohit, to the short-form game.
“KL Rahul’s replacement may be found, but it won’t be simple to find replacements for players (like Kohli and Rohit). Yes, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, and Ishan Kishan might eventually replace them. However, these are concurrently playing players who have similar backgrounds and experiences. Can you reach the T20 World Cup championship with these players?, “On his YouTube channel, Latif said in a video.
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Shubman Gil, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, and Ishan Kishan, among other excellent players, lack the experience necessary to compete at a World Cup-caliber event, according to Latif, who still holds that opinion.
“Can guys like Gill, Shaw, Tripathi, Hooda, and Ishan get you to the championship game? There was a concern in yesterday’s game (1st T20I vs NZ) because they were without a senior player. They could have crossed the finish line if they had a senior player. Therefore, Hardik Pandya and Rahul Dravid may want to think about including at least one, if not both, of Rohit and Kohli in the mix “Latif expressed.
The Pakistani icon responded after India lost to New Zealand in the first T20I on Friday. In the second game of the series, which is scheduled for Sunday, the club will attempt to recoup its losses.