As Ritika Sajdeh came out in the open opposing Mark Boucher’s words on the podcast that has left the media in a stir, obvious questions have risen whether she was right in doing so or not? Well, to be honest not everything can be measured in binary. There are grey areas in cricket too. However, in this case there are reasons to believe that Ritika Sajdeh is right.
If you follow Boucher’s remarks, it states that they do not want Rohit to be burdened with the captaincy. They wanted him to go out there and play. He also mentioned that he already has the India captaincy. Let’s face it, is Boucher in his right senses? BCCI believes that Rohit is the right man to lead the side wherein Mumbai Indians believe that Rohit isn’t and this is an additional burden?
Ritika, being the biggest fangirl for the Indian captain, obviously expressed her frustration which is actually true. First and foremost, Rohit by no means look burdened. Secondly, if you are talking about a cricketing POV, Rohit very well has at least two years left in his tank. Thirdly, Rohit enjoys batting with or without captaincy which may not be true for Hardik Pandya though at times.
Ritika showed it to the world that he will not take his husband being downplayed. He will not tolerate any of this mockery of the Indian skipper. She will not stand by any of these remarks which has been made over the Hitman. And why would she?
We are talking about the Indian captain here and not anyone else. The captaincy of India comes with a thousand sacrifices, one of which obviously includes the letting go of his valuable family time. So why wouldn’t Ritika say that Boucher is wrong? Also, Ritika’s statement proves that Rohit isn’t alone in this war. Being a captain who has won five IPLs, knows exactly what he is doing. So believe it or not, Ritika is right and Rohit should still have been the man to lead the Mumbai Indians side.