New Delhi. In the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia, the Indian team led by Rohit Sharma was out of the tournament after a crushing defeat against England. Former English cricketer Naseer Hussain feels that it was India’s mindset, which cost them in the match against England. The former captain believes that Team India needs a personality like Eoin Morgan, who gives players the freedom to express themselves. Indian players need to be given the same freedom at the international level as they get in the IPL.
Nasir Hussain said that there should be a person like Oyen Morgan in the Indian team, who can ask the players to play carefree cricket. He told the players to go to the field and hit as much as possible in 20 overs, play like you play in IPL. Just think about the country and don’t care about what others say. Even if you get out on 120, we will come back.
Dravid also on target
Talking to Sky Sports, Nasser Hussain said that after Rahul Dravid became the coach, Team India has played fearless cricket in bilateral series, but once on the backfoot in the semi-finals of the World Cup, the team returned to its timid nature. The Indian team should also adopt aggressive cricket in ICC tournaments. Significantly, the batsmen of the Indian team flopped badly against England. Apart from Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli, no batsman could play a big innings.
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Nasir Hussain of the defeat had said that Team India is still using the old batting style in the top order. You are playing in a big tournament and there is no reason why you should score just 66 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 10 overs in the semi-finals. The Indian team is very coward. He knew that to win against England, a score higher than this was needed and if Hardik Pandya was not there, India would not have been able to score even this score.
Tags: Eoin Morgan, Nasser Hussain, Rahul Dravid, Rohit sharma, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 16, 2022, 16:17 IST