Former Pakistan all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez has opined that the body language of the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma hasn’t been good. According to Hafeez, Rohit has looked weak, confused, and afraid so far in the Asia Cup 2022. The former all-rounder further added that captaincy is putting a lot of pressure on Rohit and his form is getting affected ever since he received the added responsibility.
India has been doing well in the Asia Cup 2022 so far and has topped the group stage. The men in blue won by 40 runs against Hong Kong to ensure a top spot in their group. In the two matches, India has played so far, captain Rohit Sharma hasn’t been able to contribute much with the bat for the team.
Rohit scored 12 runs from 18 balls against Pakistan and managed to score only 21 runs from 13 balls in the next game. Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez is of the opinion that captaincy is affecting Rohit’s form and he might not lead the team for a long duration.
During a discussion on PTV, Mohammad Hafeez said, “You see Rohit Sharma’s expression after winning the match. This expression happened after India won by 40 runs. I had talked about Rohit Sharma’s body language, when he came out to toss, he looked weak, he seemed afraid, and confused. I think captaincy is putting a lot of pressure on Rohit. He is facing a lot of difficulties.”
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 1, 2022
He further added, “His form is in the decline. He had a poor IPL, after that his flow is missing. Plus the pressure of 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. It’s not my prediction, but my opinion is that going forward, it will be difficult for him to continue leading.”
India will play their next match against the winner of the match between Pakistan and Hong Kong on Sunday and will aim to continue their winning run in white-ball cricket.