“And Rohit Sharma had no idea what to do. Absolutely clueless captain. Panesar remarked, “Not proactive, not altering the field set, nothing like that.”
In their current five-match series against England, India lost the opening Test. At the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, both teams squared off, and England, spearheaded by Ben Stokes, overcame a significant deficit to win the match and take the lead in the series.
In reference to the match, former cricketer Monty Panesar of England spoke up against Rohit Sharma’s leadership during the opening Test. Panesar noted that Rohit appeared inexperienced during the match and that he did not do well with the bat or with his strategies.
A very big victory for England. Nobody even imagined that this was possible, everyone thought England would lose after a 190 deficit but Ollie Pope played a brilliant innings, one of the best we’ve seen for a long time,” Monty Panesar was quoted as saying by Metro.co.uk. “And Rohit Sharma, he was clueless. Absolutely clueless captain. Not proactive, not changing the field set or anything like that. With Ravindra Jadeja and Ollie Pope playing the scoop. Just take slip out and put in a fly slip or something, change the field,” he added.
Flip your field of play and launch an offensive: Caesar
In addition, Panesar believed that if England had been looking to play alternative shots, the Indian team need to have attempted to alter their field configuration and start attacking.
“Change your field set and launch an attack if they’re playing so many various shots. Extremely defensive positioning In order to make a small mistake when they reverse sweep, he must bring the fielder who is at deep point and bring him on the catch, Panesar stated.
Additionally, he expressed the opinion that India’s circumstances would have been different if Kohli had been present because of how much his combative nature was missed in Hyderabad.
“Come on, do it again and let’s see how good you are!” would be Virat Kohli’s words to these England players if he were on the field. This is a team from England that doesn’t mind losing. They will play without fear of failure even if they lose the next four games, he continued.