Team India captain Rohit Sharma, who is currently rested for the India vs New Zealand ODI and T20 series is under lot of scrutiny after the episode loss at the T20 World Cup 2022. Since then his captaincy has also been questioned by many veterans. Amidst all this, another shocking statement has come to the fore on Rohit Sharma.
Keeping the ODI World Cup 2023 in mind, Sharma’s childhood coach Dinesh Lada has advised Rohit not to play IPL. He believes that if the Indian team has to win the ODI World Cup 2023, then Rohit will have to distance himself from the Indian Premiere League and focus on the bilateral and ICC tournament.
For the unversed, Team India was out of the T20 World Cup 2022 after losing the semi-final match against England. Dinesh Lad said that Team India has not been stable in the last 7-8 months. And if they are preparing for the World Cup, then the team has to be united.
Lad further added that in the last seven months, anyone is coming to open, then someone is coming to bowl, hence, the team does not look stable at all. ‘I don’t think workload management is the reason. Everyone around the world is playing cricket. If this is the case then don’t play in IPL if you want to win the World Cup,’ said Dinesh Lad.
Rohit Sharma’s childhood coach believes that if a cricketer plays for India or for the state then only his name is considered for IPL and then their game only helps in the salary cap in IPL.
On the sport front, Rohit Sharma has not had a good run in the T20 World Cup 2022. The Indian skipper scored only 116 runs in 6 innings. He scored only 1 half-century during this period at an average of 19.33. Since then Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is also under question.