Saba Karim comments on India’s ultra-attacking approach in T20Is
By SMCS - Aug 9, 2022 11:50 am
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Former Indian wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim is impressed with Team India’s new template of playing an attacking brand of cricket. However, they couldn’t score many runs against Pakistan and New Zealand in last year’s T20 World Cup and Karim feels that this played a key role in bringing about this change.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma makes another record

While speaking on India News Sports on Sunday, the veteran gave captain Rohit Sharma’s example as the latter was a slow starter who slowly changed gears once he was set as well. However, Sharma has started playing his shots now from the beginning, without caring about personal milestones as well.

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Saba Karim said: “This (strike rate) was the main problem for Team India and we saw how it affected them in last year’s T20 World Cup. But now captain Rohit Sharma has led from front and has made it clear that they will carry this ultra-attacking approach. Even the batting order has been set in a way that they need to carry on the attacking approach whether or not they lose a cluster of wickets.”

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On the other hand, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, who was also present on the panel, is happy to see youngsters stepping up in the absence of the senior players who have been rested recently as well. He feels these performances will push the senior players to do well and will make sure that they’re on their toes also.

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Rajkumar stated: “It is great to see that the youngsters are stepping up whenever the team requires them to. Although West Indies are not the strongest side and there might be tougher tests ahead, the promise that these players have shown has been great. They have given a clear message to the seniors that they need to perform well or else the replacements are available.”