The Indian cricket team is facing a difficult time at home as they are trailing 0-2 in the ongoing 5-match T20I series against South Africa in the absence of some regular players like Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Shami. With the upcoming tour of England on mind, the BCCI decided to rest these senior players including all-format captain Rohit Sharma for the ongoing series against the Proteas.
In Rohit Sharma’s absence, young keeper-batter Rishabh Pant is leading the Indian cricket team. The responsibility came on his shoulders after KL Rahul, who was expected to lead the ongoing series was ruled out due to injury.
India’s Poor Run In The Ongoing IND vs SA
However, it seems like the Indian cricket team is badly missing the presence of the senior players. In the first T20I match, which took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the Indian side lost the game despite scoring 211 runs following a poor performance by the bowlers. Whereas in the second T20I match in Cuttack, the batters let the team down.
From poor bowling performance to multiple blunders by stand-in captain Rishabh Pant, critics pointed out several reasons why team India lost two back-to-back games in the ongoing series. However, a senior journalist took the criticism one step ahead as he tried to put the blame on India’s all-format captain Rohit Sharma.
Journalist Blamed Rohit Sharma
Samip Rajguru took to his Twitter and pointed out that the Indian side is struggling badly against the Proteas and the ‘great captain’ is resting. He wrote:
“India is Losing…struggling…getting Battered…and the Great Player and Captain #RohitSharma is RESTING @BCCI”
Check out the Tweet:
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) June 13, 2022
Well, his comments didn’t go down well with the fans, who are now trolling him left, right and center for his remark.
Check out how fans are trolling him:
Matalab Kuch bhi tweet karoge journalist hokar 🤣🤣
— ³ (@Legspiner3) June 13, 2022
Even the greatest player ever is resting. Why don't you mention him as well?
— Kaustav Chatterjee (@IMKC_01) June 13, 2022
Is Kohli, Bumrah, Shami etc not resting ? Stop being a propagandist and start reporting objectively. Kohli will no longer be the Indian captain irrespective of whatever you post in social media.
— Patriot (@Patriot42421243) June 13, 2022
Virat kyo Rest kr rha hai ye bta https://t.co/sLConivFeF
— Vinay Kumar Shukla (@VinayShu1998) June 13, 2022
Test match is most https://t.co/p93Xn3WDkf lene ka kisi ko adhikar nahi hai?Naye players ko kaise test Kiya jayega world cup se pehle?Bas inse criticize karwa lo kabhi bhi satisfied nahi honge.Kabhi positive sense of mind me bhi rahiye bhaiji!!!
— Chakrabarti_r (@chakrabarti_r) June 13, 2022
You want him to take rest against England ? before this series people were rating india higher than rsa and all of the sudden you started blaming rohit for this as well
— crickaddict45 (@crickaddict45) June 13, 2022
U r most -ve persone i have ever seen
Kab chodega tu negativity spread karna
— Daredeviĺ (@Daredevil_45_) June 13, 2022
Rohit Sharma is getting ready for the 5th test . He is an opener & needs focus on test match batting to succeed in England
It's good that he is focussing on test cricket instead of playing T20.
But would he have done the same had these T20 matches been IPL games ?
— amitava (@amitava0112) June 13, 2022
Are you in your sense 🤔🤔. It's human body . Playing continuous cricket from last IPL except the SA tour . So what do you expect ? Even if he wants to his body or for that matter anyone's body doesn't allow them to play for the entire year.
— Aditya (@Aditya73927510) June 13, 2022