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Asia Cup 2023: Gautam Gambhir’s Stern Verdict On Rohit Sharma’s Asia Cup Captaincy Makes Headlines

Asia Cup 2023: Gautam Gambhir’s Stern Verdict On Rohit Sharma’s Asia Cup Captaincy Makes Headlines

Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the Asia Cup event has garnered significant attention, especially considering the impending ODI World Cup.

Team India secured a resounding victory in the Asia Cup, serving as a substantial confidence boost before their World Cup campaign. With a nearly impeccable performance, India clinched the Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka, effectively ticking most of the necessary boxes for the upcoming World Cup.

Gautam Gambhir, a renowned batsman, shared his perspective on Rohit’s captaincy during this continental event, emphasizing the high expectations set by invoking the names of cricket stalwarts Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid.

In the 2023 Asia Cup tournament, India displayed remarkable prowess, suffering only one loss. Their opening match against Pakistan was abandoned due to rain, but they bounced back by defeating Nepal to advance to the Super Four stage.

Subsequently, India secured convincing victories over Pakistan and Sri Lanka, securing their spot in the final. The only setback came in a relatively unimportant match against Bangladesh.

The climax of the tournament saw India overpowering the defending champions in the final. Mohammed Siraj’s incredible performance, claiming a record-breaking six wickets while restricting Sri Lanka to a mere 50 runs, became a highlight.

India effortlessly chased down the target in just 6.1 overs, with Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill leading India to a resounding 10-wicket victory in Colombo.

Following India’s triumphant second Asia Cup title under Rohit’s leadership, Gautam Gambhir, in conversation with Star Sports, acknowledged Rohit’s captaincy credentials.

Gambhir pointed out Rohit’s remarkable achievement of winning five IPL titles before being named India’s full-time skipper, which left no room for doubt regarding his leadership capabilities.

However, Gambhir issued a warning, cautioning that questions about the team’s performance and Rohit’s captaincy could arise if India fails to perform well in the 2023 ODI World Cup, akin to the scrutiny faced by Virat Kohli in 2019 and Rahul Dravid in 2007.

Gambhir emphasized, “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, 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 fails 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,” underscoring the high stakes for Rohit Sharma as he leads India into the upcoming World Cup.

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