India’s campaign at the Asia Cup 2022 has come to an end. The team did well in the group stage but failed in the Super 4 round. If at all there is something the team need to work on, it is on the team selection. However, the Indian team ended the campaign on a high with a win against Afghanistan.
Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer was extremely disappointed with India’s team selection in the Asia Cup 2022. He said that the team did not do well in the Super 4 round and was unhappy with Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Jaffer expressed his displeasure on bringing in Rishabh Pant for Dinesh Karthik and said that the decision backfired for India.
In an interview with CricTracker on BatBricks7 Presents Run Ki Runneeti show, he rated Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and opined on India’s stint at the continental tournament.
“I was disappointed with the team selection. I have said this many times, repeatedly, that the players that the Indian team has, can do the job and they have the potential. But I feel that the right players are not deployed under the right situations,” he said.
‘I would give him a 6/10’: Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer further said that Rohit Sharma’s captaincy was not up to the mark. Although the team did well in the group stage, the performances in the Super 4 round might haunt the team. The first win against Pakistan portrayed India in a good light until they lost it in the Super 4 round.
“There could have been chances of India losing games even after those players playing, but I feel the two forceful changes that the team made after Ravindra Jadeja’s exit, it was not a like-for-like change. You had the choice and you could have played an in-form player like Dinesh Karthik,” he said.
“But you kept Pant only because you needed a left-hander, and you played Deepak Hooda only to get the sixth bowling option. That is where the game was affected. So, I would give him a 6/10,” Jaffer concluded.