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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: ‘Not Worried About 1 or 2 Losses, But Yes, We Haven’t Done Well’: Sourav Ganguly On Team India’s Poor Performance

Indian Batting Legend and Former Skipper, Sourav Ganguly, who is also the President of BCCI, have expressed worries about the poor performance by Team India right before the World Cup. With just 5 T20s left before the World Cup and the team is yet to find its rhythm and the correct combination of players for the World Cup.

Indian Cricket Team haven’t performed well in the Asia Cup 2022 and failed to make it to the finals despite performing good in the league stages, the team failed to make an impact in the Super 4. The loss in the first T20 against Australia also disappointed Indian Fans around the world.

Team India
Team India. Image Credits: BCCI

Team India has a mountain to climb: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli. Image Credits: BCCI

Rohit said he wants his players to get out of their comfort zone and explore new things about their game. The team, however, has a mountain to climb, having underperformed in the last year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE to extend the ICC title drought.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly also acknowledged that not being able to do well in big tournaments is a matter of concern. But he extended support to skipper Rohit Sharma, who replaced Virat Kohli as all-format leader earlier this year. Ganguly underlined Rohit’s captaincy acumen and put trust in him and head coach Rahul Dravid.

Ganguly praised the captainship of Rohit Sharma and to back his statement, Ganguly gave numbers as proof. Ganguly said, “Rohit Sharma has a winning percentage of almost 80. India has lost the last three-four matches but before that… he has led in 35-40 matches and lost just five or six.” 

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Image Credits: Twitter

Ganguly also expressed that he believes in the leadership of Rohit Sharma and also trusts Rahul Dravid. Sourav Ganguly said, “I am sure Rohit and Rahul Dravid will be concerned about the team and everything, and they will improve. I am not worried about one or two losses, but yes, we have not done well in big tournaments. We will talk about that..” He also talked about the team’s schedule and said, “The team will leave (for T20 World Cup in Australia) two to three weeks, will get time to acclimatize and play practice matches,”.

Ganguly also praised Virat Kohli over his highly-successful Asia Cup, where he scored 276 runs in five games. The star batter shrugged off his extended dry run with the bat to score two successive half-centuries and then hit an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, which was his 71st international ton. He reached the three-figure mark – his first ever in a T20I – after a gap of 1,020 days. Ganguly said, “It’s very good news that Virat has done well in Asia Cup, and hopefully, he will continue in that vein.”

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