There will be some retirements’ – Sunil Gavaskar after India’s semifinal loss
By SMCS - Nov 11, 2022 11:27 am
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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that there will be some retirements after Team India’s crushing 10-wicket defeat against England in the T20 World Cup semifinal on Thursday. Gavaskar gave the hint that there are so many players in the squad who are in their mid-30s and this could be the end of their T20I career.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli

“There will be some retirements also coming through, you never know. This is not the time to think about it. You really get away from it, give it a lot of thought but there are a lot of players in their mid-30s who would consider their position for the Indian T20 team,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.

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However, Sunil Gavaskar also suggested that Hardik Pandya taking over the captaincy role in the New Zealand tour can be the beginning of a new era.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami

“For the New Zealand tour, it’s a different team. The team is going there under Hardik Pandya. He will begin to put his stamp on the team because clearly, the selection committee has sent a signal that he, having won the IPL in his first assignment, as a captain, they have marked him out as captain for T20s,” Sunil Gavaskar concluded.

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While chasing 169 to win, England reached its target with four overs to spare as openers Alex Hales (86 not out) and Jos Buttler (80 not out) helped the side to seal the deal. They smashed 170 runs off 96 deliveries and this was the highest England opening stand in T20 cricket, and the highest opening stands in all T20 World Cups as well.