India hasn’t been impressive in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 despite being labeled the best team. After registering a nervy win over Pakistan in the first game, the performance has gone down.
Although they won against Hong Kong, it was not convincing as the bowlers conceded too many runs. In the first game of the Super 4 stage with the Men in Green, the bowling and batting were exposed again as the rivals won the game by 5 wickets in the last over.
Even in the latest game against Sri Lanka, the batters were found wanting in front of the quality bowling. The bowlers also conceded boundaries, leading to criticism from the fans.
Head coach Rahul Dravid was lambasted by the fans, who demanded his sacking if the team loses the second game on the trot.
“Rahul Dravid deserves to get sacked if India loses this match. The team selection and abrupt changes have been embarrassing. He is not good in a leadership capacity as we have witnessed in his failures as Indian captain and 2007 World Cup embarrassment,” one of the fans wrote.
“I still can’t understand why Dinesh Karthik was dropped. If Hooda isn’t going to bowl, then it was better you’ve persisted with DK. Hooda is a Top 3 player. He is not a finisher; DK is. The closer the WT20 gets, the more I am losing faith in Rohit-Dravid,” another fan slammed the management.
“Whoever thinks Rahul Dravid is the best, great coach blah blah…needs a check-up!! Dravid is good at the Basic level. The Indian team will never get a better coach than Ravi Shastri.”
India have never played with a settled XI under Dravid, which has angered the cricket followers.