Rohit Sharma Led The Indian cricket team thrashed Sri Lanka in a humiliating way to win the final match of the Asia Cup 2023. With this win, India listed the trophy of the Asia Cup for the 8th time. The result was a foregone conclusion of the havoc created by Mohammed Siraj’s lethal bowling. Siraj literally destroyed Sri Lanka’s batting line-up and returned with the figures of 6 for 21 off 7 overs on Sunday in Colombo after Dasun Shanaka won the toss and decided to bat.
Sri Lanka’s batters were left clueless as they couldn’t play Siraj and other Indian bowlers. As many as five of them were dismissed without scoring.
Later, India reached their target in just 6.1 overs, winning the final with 263 balls to spare and all 10 wickets intact. This was India’s biggest victory margin in terms of balls remaining. Ishan Kishan was promoted up the order to open the innings with Shubman Gill. Together the duo chased down the total and won the game for India.
It was a major win for Team India, as the win will serve as a major boost for the Indian cricket team going into the World Cup 2023, which is just less than three weeks away. But it is a bigger boost for Rohit Sharma the captain, who will be heading towards his biggest and probably the final assignment as the white-ball captain.
Gautam Gambhir Trolled Virat Kohli While Praising Rohit Sharma
While there was never a discussion or a doubt about Rohit’s ability to lead the side in the ODI format, batting legend Gautam Gambhir gave his honest verdict on his captaincy while taking shots at “Virat Kohli”.
Yes, following India’s win in the Asia Cup 2023 final, Gautam Gambhir, in a conversation with Star Sports admitted that there were no doubts about Rohit’s captaincy as the veteran opener won five IPL titles before being named as a full-time India skipper.
“There was never a doubt about Rohit the captain. He won 5 IPL titles. Many didn’t even win once. But his real test will come in the next 15 days. You have your best 15-18 players in the dressing room now. If they cannot deliver they there will be question marks. After every World Cup, if the captain is unable to deliver then questions will be raised. Virat Kohli faced it. Rahul Dravid faced it in 2007. If India fail to deliver in 2023, then questions will be raised on Rohit’s captaincy. But this team has the ability to make the World Cup final,”