Sunil Gavaskar, a legendary batsman, criticized Rohit Sharma, the team’s captain after Team India barely beat Pakistan in their first T20 World Cup match. On Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the Rohit-led Team India squared up against Babar Azam’s Pakistan, reigniting their storied rivalry.

Rohit, 35, had a forgettable effort with the willow against Pakistan at the MCG despite surpassing MS Dhoni to become the Indian player with the most T20 World Cup appearances. Rohit made a rare batting blunder as the senior batter was dismissed for 4 off 7 balls in the fourth over of the Indian innings.

Rohit’s lackluster performance against Pakistan caught Gavaskar’s attention, and he remarked that he had been out of form in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. “The only real reason for concern has been Rohit Sharma’s recent decline in scoring performance. I think that if he gets going, others will find it very easy to do the same “said Gavaskar in India Today.

Former India captain Gavaskar believes Rohit would provide India with a great starting point in their next Super 12 encounter at the T20 World Cup. Team India will battle against the Netherlands on Thursday under the direction of Rohit. Indian openers Rohit and KL Rahul fell short for Team India, coached by Virat Kohli, in their high-profile encounter against Pakistan at the MCG. In the dramatic last over against the Green Army, both Rahul and Rohit scored precisely the same.

“Everyone is concerned about having a solid foundation. It is much easier for someone coming down at four or five to begin hitting the ball from the first ball if you give them a great platform and a strong start. They do not need to give themselves as much time as India did against Pakistan when they needed to calm down and steady the ship after losing four wickets for 31. Therefore, it is a considerably stronger foundation than 31/4, even if you get off to a slightly slower start and maybe reach roughly 40 after losing 1 wicket “And Gavaskar.