India’s three-match ODI series lineup against Zimbabwe was made public on Saturday, and Shikhar Dhawan will continue to serve as the team’s captain in place of Rohit Sharma (rest). The Asia Cup, which was due to start just four days after the Zimbabwe ODI series was done, would likely bring back some first-team players, giving the squad a fairly fresh feel. Despite anticipation that the older players would rest for the series, Rashid Latif, a former captain of Pakistan, is concerned that India is repeating the same mistakes as Pakistan made in the 1990s.

According to Latif, Pakistan used to act similarly in the 1990s, which had an impact on their side. He was remarking on how often the captains had changed during the past several months. India, according to the former wicketkeeper for Pakistan who also served as team captain in 2003 (6 Tests and 25 ODIs), is emphasising leadership more so than other aspects of the game.

Everyone talks about backup. However, they have already produced seven backup captains in the previous year! I have never seen anything like this in the history of India. According to Latif on his YouTube channel Caught Behind, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah are all repeating the mistake Pakistan committed in the 1990s.

They lack a steady middle order or a dependable opener. All they want is a new commander. They lack a captain who regularly participates in games. Rohit was unfit before, and KL Rahul is unfit now. Virat’s mental state is not good. So they have to think about it. The former Pakistan player said that since they often change leaders, they need someone like Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, or Virat Kohli as a leader.

Team India is currently taking part in a five-match T20I series in the West Indies. India won easily by 68 runs in the first T20I on Friday after sweeping the Windies 3-0 in the ODIs. They will next play on August 1 in the second game of the five-game series.