India, under the new era of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid, have been trying out a new approach. The duo did a lot of experiments and one can say that it cost the Asia Cup 2022 for India. While the Men in Blue did exceptionally well in the group stage of the continental tournament, the Super 4s round turned out to be a nightmare. Ajay Jadeja joined the list of those who slammed team India for experimenting a lot.
Former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja is not happy with such experiments and advised the skipper and the coach to refrain from such mistakes. He said that the team would have to work hard on the process and rather find a perfect combination.
The 51-year-old further highlighted the importance of integral communication. Ajay Jadeja said on CricBuzz that Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid’s answers should be coordinated while attending the press.
There shouldn’t be any confusion over team combinations: Ajay Jadeja
Needless to say, the fans were unhappy with the experiments. A lot of former cricketers and experts took a subtle dig at Rahul Dravid for changing the process after every match result. Ajay Jadeja joined them and humbly advised him to not change the process after every match result.
“You have to continue the process. If you keep chopping and changing after every result, the confusion will be there, which is quite an old thing with Indian cricket. That can be avoided. I know there will be coordination between the captain and coach, but it’s important to have that even in front of the press,” the 51-year-old said.
“It isn’t as if we weren’t the captain or we didn’t do press conferences. Sometimes, you have to say certain things in press conference because they might be important. But your team knows why exactly it was said. Your internal conversations with the team should be strong, and there should be no need to justify those things in front of the press,” Ajay Jadeja added further on Cricbuzz.
“Wins and losses are part of the game, but there shouldn’t be any confusion over team combinations. There shouldn’t be statements about “trying out things” and other similar remarks. You need to understand that these are players and they have families. When they read them… such things do pop up at a certain point of time. In front of media, both captains and coach should be consistent with their statements. Inside, you can debate as much as you want,” he concluded.