With just a few months left to the T20 World Cup, the team management and skipper Rohit Sharma are trying new things and checking what works for them. Middle order batsman Surya Kumar Yadav was asked to open in the T20s against WI and unfortunately, Surya couldn’t grab the opportunity well. Rishabh Pant had opened in the previous series with Rohit and the management still isn’t finding the right pair. However, ex-chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth is furious about this decision.
Suryakumar Yadav is a brilliant player at No.4. He should be batting at No.4 in the T20 World Cup. So why do you want to make him open. If you want someone to open, drop Shreyas Iyer and pick Ishan Kishan instead. What I am trying to say is simple…don’t spoil the cricketer like Suryakumar Yadav. Please don’t do that. I will tell you what will, after a couple of failures he will lose his confidence. Cricket is a confidence game,” he said.
Kaif too said, “Whatever it was, I completely failed to understand it. You ought to have used Rishabh Pant today if you were planning to use him as the opener for a couple of games. Give him five chances at least. In addition, Rohit Sharma, the captain, and Rahul Dravid, the coach, support the players for at least 5–6 games.”