The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 16-man squad for the three-match ODI series in the West Indies. After this, former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan said on Twitter, “No one comes back to form after taking rest.” He may not have named any cricketer in this tweet, but everyone knows that his target was towards Team India captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli, who were struggling with poor form.
Fans are also angry at the rest of the two legendary players. He wrote that while resting, do not retire somewhere. The command of the team on the tour will be in the hands of Shikhar Dhawan. Eight captains of Team India have changed in the last seven months. On the South Africa tour, Virat Kohli was in the hands of Virat Kohli in Tests and KL Rahul in ODIs. After this Rohit Sharma was the captain in the series against West Indies and Sri Lanka. After IPL, Rishabh Pant got the captaincy in the South Africa series after KL Rahul got injured.
No one comes back to form while resting…
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 6, 2022
Hardik Pandya was the captain on the Ireland tour. In the Edgbaston Test against England, Jasprit Bumrah captained after Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid. During this, the team on the Ireland tour played two warm-up matches in England. Dinesh Karthik captained in these two matches. Now Shikhar Dhawan will be the captain for the West Indies tour. Rohit did not play in the test against England due to Corona.
Kinda feel kohli and Rohit will be forcibly retired by BCCI after 2023 worldcup.
— Hari Reddy (@HariReddy_33) July 6, 2022
Ranji me kyu nahi bhej dete usko
— zαмιℓ (@zamil__raza) July 6, 2022
At the same time, concerns about Virat Kohli’s form remain. He got out after scoring 11 and 20 runs in two innings. Apart from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya have been rested for the series against West Indies. In such a situation, Pathan has targeted out-of-form Virat and Rohit. People’s anger has also erupted on social media.
Rohit Sharma is resting in every series. When will he play? World cup mai rest na karwa do ??
— mushahid Hussain (@mushahid345) July 6, 2022
One user wrote that it looks like the BCCI will forcefully retire Kohli and Rohit after the 2023 World Cup. Another user wrote why not send him in Ranji. Another user wrote that rest is just an excuse. The real aim is to drop. One user commented that Legends gain form in the gym. One user wrote that Ajinkya Rahane should be given a chance. Rohit Sharma is resting in every series. When will he play?
Don’t rest in the World Cup. Pom is no longer there, where will it come back? Change the resting to rusting. Players don’t rest they shoot ad. A user also said, “I think BCCI is looking beyond Kohli and Rohit… However, not a bad plan. Eventually they will retire in a few years… need backup options.”