Team India’s Captain Rohit Sharma is facing the heat from the fans after the Men in Blue lost to England in the second semifinals of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval. England hammered India while chasing down 169 without losing a wicket and with four overs to spare. Rohit Sharma, who was seen sobbing in the dugout after India’s defeat, has now come under fire for both his batting and captaincy.
England was clinical and brutal on way to the T20 World Cup final with a stunning thrashing of India in Adelaide. In order to lead their side home with all 10 wickets and four overs to spare, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler took what at the halfway point appeared to be a challenging target and toyed with it as if it was nothing.
Hales (86 off 47) and Buttler (80 off 49) not only produced the highest opening partnership in England’s T20 history but also the best opening partnership overall.
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In the crucial match, the Indian captain scored a slow 27 runs off 28 balls against England. Sharma has only scored 116 runs at an average of 19.33 in six innings this World Cup. In the Super 12 stage of the tournament, Rohit hit a fifty against the Netherlands, but the knock was far from convincing.
Bouncers have been a source of concern for Rohit, as the India captain has attempted to attack each one, frequently throwing his wicket away in the powerplay. In addition, Sharma is also getting flak for some of the decisions he made during this tournament.
KL Rahul has struggled to find his footing in the powerplay. Despite scoring two fifties in the last two Super 12 matches, Rahul has struggled at the top, playing more than 20 dot balls in the first overs of this edition of the T20 World Cup. Before playing the crucial semifinal against a powerful team like England, Rishabh Pant had only been a member of the playing XI against Zimbabwe.