India is currently playing in the five-match T20I series in West Indies. Earlier this week, India won the three-match ODI series against the same opponent. Star players were on rest and that’s why Shikhar Dhawan led the team to a thrashing series victory. Now, on 30 July the Indian Cricket Board announced the squad for the upcoming three ODIs against Zimbabwe.
However, Indian selectors gave rest to their star players once again as Virat Kohli did not make a comeback. Currently, Virat is not with the team in West indies as he requested a rest from the board from the full tour. But, regarding that, former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif came up with a huge warning to the Indian Board ahead of the mega events later this year.
“India is repeating the same mistake as Pakistan’s in the 1990s,” – Rashid Latif
Speaking on his Youtube channel ‘Caught Behind’, Latif said that India is doing the same mistake as Pakistan did in the 1990s. He also said that Pakistan used to do something similar in the 90s and it hurt their side. So many changes in leadership can hurt India’s chances in the upcoming mega events like the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup.
He said: “Everyone talks about backup. But they have now produced seven backup captains in the past year! This is the first time I’m seeing this in India’s history. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah… they are repeating the same mistake as Pakistan’s in the 1990s,”
Latif also added that India is focusing more on leadership than the other aspects of the game. “They haven’t found a solid opener, nor do they have a stable middle-order. They just want a new captain. No captain is playing consistently for them. KL Rahul is unfit now, Rohit was unfit before. Virat is mentally unfit. So, they will have to think about it. They are changing so many captains.. they need a leader like Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli,” Rashid Latif concluded.