Not solely was captain Rohit Sharma seen in tears within the crew dugout after India’s shattering ten-wicket defeat to England within the T20 World Cup semi-final, he couldn’t management his feelings later within the dressing room as nicely, The Indian Specific has learnt. A few of his team-mates needed to pacify him. India head coach Rahul Dravid then gave a quick speech, after which Rohit additionally addressed the crew.
The crew had performed some good cricket and everybody was proud with the quantity of exhausting work put in, Dravid is believed to have mentioned. Rohit was confused initially. He thanked everybody and he too felt the crew had performed some good cricket within the final three weeks. Some crew members mentioned they’d by no means seen Rohit so down even after many defeats earlier.
The gamers had been busy sorting their baggage when one other message got here late at evening within the crew Whatsapp group. Everybody was requested to assemble for a small assembly earlier than departing again house to India or continuing onwards for the New Zealand tour.
The crew administration thanked everybody together with the 2 reserve bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur, who had bowled their hearts out within the nets.
Everybody hugged one another.
It has been an emotional finish to the crew’s journey within the T20 World Cup. The truth that they missed the bus as soon as once more within the knockouts of a multi-nation event regardless of having all of the assets has harm them lots. And after topping their group with 4 wins in 5 video games, India are again to sq. one.
Their ICC trophy shelf has been empty for nearly a decade now, for the reason that 2013 Champions Trophy win. It was felt that Rohit can be the person to finish the title drought after MS Dhoni. In any case, he had delivered 5 titles for Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League (IPL), so he might most likely do it with the India crew too. However neither might he enhance the crew’s dismal current document in ICC knockout video games, his private efficiency too was under par on this T20 World Cup, as he might rating just one half-century, towards Netherlands.
It was a difficult event for the crew with circumstances on the Australian grounds throwing various challenges at them. They had been outplayed by England within the semi-finals and their bowlers had no reply.
Rohit is aware of that this is perhaps his final T20 World Cup for India. He was a part of the India crew that had clinched the inaugural World T20 title in 2007 and 15 years later, he hoped that he would once more raise the trophy. However it wasn’t to be.
In the meantime, the BCCI has determined to ship VVS Laxman because the coach of the India crew for the New Zealand tour. The assist employees will include Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Sairaj Bahutule.
Together with Dravid, the present assist employees of bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, fielding coach T Dilip and batting coach Vikram Rathour have all been given a relaxation.
The crew couldn’t handle to get tickets on the identical flight. They may fly out in batches from Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Rohit and KL Rahul would be the final ones to depart from Down Underneath.
In New Zealand, Hardik Pandya will lead within the T20Is whereas Shikhar Dhawan will likely be captain for the ODI leg with Rohit, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, together with a number of others, rested for the tour. Pandya had led India for the Eire T20Is in June as nicely.