Robin Uthappa has questioned India’s batting lineup after defeating Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup on Tuesday, saying that the management (Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma) are playing players out of their right slots.
Speaking to ESPNCricinfo after the match, Uthappa was asked about India’s problems. The 36-year-old said that India is not giving Ideal roles to players.
He said that Hooda isn’t a finisher and is being put in that role by the management.
“See, I have always maintained that India needs horses for courses because you need to have players who play well in certain positions. Deepak Hooda is not a finisher, and he is now playing that role. He is a high-quality player who thrives at a certain position. Make him play at that position,” said Uthappa.
Uthappa went on to say that the team management is trying to fix something that isn’t broken. Play aggressive, but if you don’t have wickets in the last few overs, you will be under pressure, and that is where India was,” he added.
“I don’t understand the need for a left-handed batter. India can do without him as well. They are fixing things that aren’t broken.