Head coach Ravi Shastri ‘should’ve updated Virat Kohli’ on Rohit Sharma’s injury: Gautam Gambhir

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Gambhir mentioned the scenario may have been dealt with in a greater method by all events concerned.

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels the communication hole between the Indian crew administration and selectors on Rohit Sharma’s harm was “unfortunate” and the onus was on head coach Ravi Shastri to replace skipper Virat Kohli on the matter.

Ahead of the beginning of the ODI collection towards Australia, India captain Kohli did not cover his displeasure at Rohit’s harm being topic of hypothesis, stating that “confusion and lack of clarity” has led to the crew administration enjoying a “waiting game” on his availability.

Gambhir mentioned the scenario may have been dealt with in a greater method by all events concerned.

“It’s very unfortunate, because he’s the captain. Virat Kohli, he’s told the media that he had no clue about the update. Probably, the three most important people in this entire scenario are, the head physio, your head coach and your chairman of selector.

“So, all these individuals ought to’ve been on the identical web page and your head coach ought to’ve really updated Virat Kohli on that entrance as to what is the replace on Rohit Sharma,” the former India opener told Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.

Gambhir, who has not shied away from criticising Kohli’s captaincy of late, said Rohit is a vital cog in India’s batting line up and was very much needed in the ongoing tour of Australia, where the visitors have already lost the ODI series.

“You’re going into the press convention and saying that he had no clue in regards to the harm or the replace on Rohit Sharma’s harm, which may be very, very unlucky, as a result of someplace down the road, he is an vital participant,” he said.

” And on the identical time, there may’ve been a a lot better communication and co-ordination, which was missing someplace.”

Rohit, who is nursing a left hamstring injury, is doing his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is still some weeks away from full match fitness but a 14-day hard quarantine (without training) would rule him out of the Test series, starting December 17. His fitness will be next assessed on December 11.

He played in the IPL within days of being left out of the Australia tour before being subsequently added to the Test squad.

Former India batting stalwart VVS Laxman agreed with Gambhir and felt that Rohit should have been part of the touring side.

“…he (Rohit Sharma) ought to have been chosen and the communication hole is one thing which is disappointing. I’m actually stunned as a result of on this age of communication the place there are such a lot of WhatsApp teams, there’s normally a bunch mail which works round,” he said.

“I’m positive there’s a group between the crew administration, the chairman of the choice committee and the in-charge of the medical crew of the BCCI. Usually, every part is updated to the crew administration and everyone seems to be stored within the loop.

“So, I am not sure why was there a communication breakdown as far as this case is concerned and we are talking about two senior players,” Laxman added.


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