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‘Rohit Sharma has become a meme’ – Fans angry and frustrated at Rohit Sharma for his poor captaincy

India is out of the Asia Cup 2022 after losing to Sri Lanka yesterday.
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma – Source (Twitter)

When Virat Kohli resigned from the Indian Captaincy role across all formats, the hot seat was transferred to Rohit Sharma. When the change of guard happened, the talk around was that India will be able to perform better under pressure and win more of the big tournaments. This was in line with Rohit Sharma’s striking record as a captain in the Indian T20 league.

Rohit Sharma has won 5 Indian T20 League titles for the Mumbai franchise, and it was assumed by the selectors that he would automatically be able to replicate the same form in national colours as well, but it was not to be. Sharma has been battling fitness issues and his lack of fitness has come under the scanner many times due to which he was forced to miss important matches for team India.

He missed the all-important 5th Test against England and was not a part of the South Africa series at home as well due to that same injury. Although he has one series in New Zeeland at home and the away series in England and the West Indies, his captaincy in the Asia Cup 2022 has been dismal. His field placings have been average, and he has not read the game well.

There was confusion as to who of Pant or Pandya would go at the fall of a wicket in the game against Sri Lanka and he was seen getting overly frustrated with every mistake made. He could have given advice to the bowlers at the right time which did not happen and there were times when he overcommunicated with the bowlers.

His selection calls have been erratic and very bad. He is not approaching the game of cricket in the right way and seems a tad overconfident. His field placings have been rash and predictable. This led to the fans venting their anger and getting into a tizzy over his captaincy, many of them have blamed Rohit for the shambolic Asia Cup campaign.

Twitter was totally angry and frustrated, let us take a look at the reactions here –

 

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