India have performed brilliantly under the new regime of skipper Rohit Sharma and Head Coach Rahul Dravid. The Men in Blue have sealed the T20I series against Sri Lanka after tallying consecutive triumphs. This marked the team’s 11th consecutive win in the format and a third successive series victory. Though, many are quite impressed with Rohit Sharma-led Team India’s dominating performance against Sri Lanka, the former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has pointed out a flaw that cannot be ignored.
Sunil Gavaskar outlines the flaw; issues warning to Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid
The veteran Gavaskar joined in for a conversation with Star Sports when he noted an issue India has which can’t go unnoticed. He believes that the side must address the same. He believes that India cannot afford to concede runs heavily often. The legendary batter also hailed Sri Lanka’s slog-over batting, expressing his amazement at the manner in which they handled Jasprit Bumrah.
“It is not a sign of worry but it is something they have got to look at because they cannot afford to have it regularly. One match, it happens that is the nature of the format. There might be partnerships in the last 5-6 overs where you will get 80-90 runs like we saw today. Shanaka was magnificent today.”
“Even Nissanka…look at that shot against Bumrah, of all the people. It isn’t easy to hit against Bumrah. It is an issue that India cannot afford to sweep under the carpet. They have to worry about the death-over bowlers. Who should be bowling the first 10 and the last 8. These are issues that India need to think,” he added.
Sri Lanka strived in the middle overs, scoring 105 runs for four wickets at the end of the 15th over. They managed to put up a total of 183 runs on the board. Harshal Patel was smashed for 42 runs in two overs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah conceded 16 and 14 runs respectively as India gave away 78 runs in the death overs.
Rohit Sharma’s men however chased down the target with ease. Shreyas Iyer scored his second consecutive blistering half-century while Ravindra Jadeja played a stupendous cameo in the slog overs.