Gautam Gambhir: Ravi Shastri should be responsible for the miscommunication between the players. Gambhir and VVS Laxman in a talk show, Ravi Shastri should be responsible for the miscommunication on Rohit Sharma’s injury updates.
Gautam Gambhir in a cricket talk show pointed fingers at Indian National Team’s head coach Ravi Shastri for the miscommunication for Rohit’s injury update to Virat Kohli. Gambhir feels the communication gap between two senior players is “unfortunate” and the onus was on the head coach to inform the skipper.
Virat Kohli before the start of the ODI Series in a video conference didn’t hide his displeasure at Rohit’s injury updates. The skipper stated “Lack of clarity on the issue” has led the management to the “waiting game” on his availability.
However, the former Indian opener told, the situation could be handled in a better way.
It is very unfortunate: Gambhir
“It is very unfortunate for him as he is the captain of the side. Virat said to the media, he has no idea about the injury updates. The most important people involved in this are head physio, the head coach and chairman of selectors to inform about the situation.”
“All these peoples should be on the same page and should have informed the skipper on the injury updates of the senior opener.”
Gambhir also notified the importance of Rohit Sharma in the squad is vital for India, where the hosts have already bagged the series with a 2-0 lead in the three-game ODI series.
“The most important player of your squad is injured and you have no clue about the situation. It is very unfortunate for Virat to go to a press conference without any updates.”
Rohit Sharma is currently completing his rehab at National Cricket Acadamy Banglore. The medical team will assess him on 11th December whether he will be fit or not.
Sharma is going to miss the first two Tests games while the next two are also under scanner due to harsh quarantine restrictions imposed by the Australian Government.
VVS Laxman on the issue:
However, the batting stalwart VVS Laxman agreed to Gambhir’s statement on lack of clarity.
“Rohit Sharma should have been with the side and the lack of clarity and communication gap is disappointing. I am really surprised especially in this age of communication where there are so many WhatsApp groups and mail goes around every time,” VVS Laxman said.
“I am sure there will be a group of team management, the chairman of selectors, and head of the medical team. Usually, everything is updated to the team management.”