In addition, Gautam Gambhir issued a warning that Rohit’s leadership would come under scrutiny if India failed to win the 2023 World Cup.
India won the Asia Cup after defeating Sri Lanka in the championship match on Sunday.
At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, India, captained by Rohit Sharma, cruised home to a score of 51 with ten wickets remaining thanks in large part to a career-best 6/21 performance by Mohammed Siraj.
When Sri Lanka decided to bat, they were dismissed for a pitiful 50 in 15.2 overs, with five batters scoring zeroes.
Prior to their home World Cup starting next month, Siraj’s ferocious pace bowling performance and Sharma’s aggressive captaincy offered India a much-needed lift.
There was never any question about Rohit Sharma’s leadership, says former India opener Gautam Gambhir. 5 IPL championships were won by him. Most people didn’t even win once.
Gambhir swiftly clarified that Sharma’s actual test will come around a fortnight later. But the following 15 days will be his true test. Your top 15–18 players are currently in the locker room. There will be questions if they fail to deliver, Gambhir said on Star Sports.
“Questions will be asked after every World Cup if the captain is unable to perform. It affected Virat Kohli. In 2007, Rahul Dravid experienced it. If India doesn’t perform well in 2023, Rohit’s captaincy will come under scrutiny. But as he pointed out, this team is capable of reaching the World Cup final.
In the meantime, Rohit Sharma praised his team’s performance and declared that they would treasure their victory for a very long time. “It was a fantastic performance, especially coming and playing in a final like that. displays the team’s mentality. Very analytical. At the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit remarked that a performance like that would be remembered for a very long time.