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Former Pakistan Captain Mohammad Hafeez has expressed his opinion on Rohit Sharma’s captaincy
Rohit Sharma has not been at his fluent best as he has struggled to get going in two matches of Asia Cup 2022.
In his first match against Pakistan, he scored 12 off 18 balls, and against Hong Kong, he scored 21 off 13 balls.
The skipper was also out of form during IPL 2022 and has been struggling to score runs so far in Asia Cup 2022.
Team India has got off to a slow start in both their matches, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul both have taken time to get going.
Rohit Sharma’s body language has not been positive
In a discussion on PTV Sports, Hafeez first asked to play a video clip of Rohit leaving the field post the win over Hong Kong, and then said this:
“You see Rohit Sharma’s expression after winning the match. This expression happened after India won by 40 runs.”
“Had talked about Rohit Sharma’s body language, when he came out to toss, he looked weak, he seemed afraid and confused.”
“I am not being able to see Rohit Sharma, whom I have observed during matches playing incredible innings.
“I think captaincy is putting a lot of pressure on Rohit. He is facing a lot of difficulties.”
“His form is in the decline. He had a poor IPL, after that his flow is missing.
“Plus the pressure on India.”
“He is talking about a lot of things like the brand of cricket, playing positively, this and that but not reflecting by his own body language.”
“It’s easy to talk, but to do it is difficult.”
Rohit Sharma won’t stay India captain for long, says Hafeez
“It’s not my prediction, but my opinion is that going forward, it will be difficult for him to continue leading.”
“He might not be able to lead for a long time.”
“I have always seen Rohit enjoying and expressing himself.”
“Now, he is not expressing himself. Maybe he is lost in too many things. I feel sorry for him.”
“I feel either he himself or the Indian think tank will decide on the matter.”
Do you agree with this assessment of Rohit Sharma by Mohammad Hafeez?