March 27, 2023

Sourav Ganguly’s Warning To KL Rahul, Says ‘If You Don’t Run In India You Will Be Criticised’ – Check Out

IND vs AUS: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly says that given the huge expectations associated with his work…

IND vs AUS: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said it will be difficult for Lokesh Rahul to avoid harsh criticism due to his chronic underperformance due to the huge expectations attached to his job, especially when former cricketers have raised high expectations. Standards have been established. Removed from vice-captaincy, Rahul has not even crossed the 25-run mark in his last 10 Test innings (KL Rahul last 10 innings). The fact that he averaged less than 35 runs in 47 Tests does not really reflect his potential. Stay connected with Hindi.InsideSport.In for cricket news.

In an exclusive interview to PTI on the sidelines of Delhi Capitals’ IPL pre-season camp, Ganguly said, “When you don’t score runs in India, you definitely get criticized. Lokesh Rahul is not alone. Many players have faced this situation in the past as well.

Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India, said, “There is a lot of pressure on the players and a lot of attention is paid to them. The team management feels that he is an important player for the team. Ultimately what matters is what the coach and captain think.

Rahul has played some great innings in England and Australia but Ganguly said it is clear that people expect more from a talented player like Rahul who has scored just five Test centuries in nine years.

“He has performed but obviously you expect a lot from a top-order batsman playing for India because the standards set by others are very high,” he said.

Ganguly said, “When you fail for a while, there is bound to be criticism. I’m sure Rahul has potential and I’m sure he’ll find a way to score runs if he gets more opportunities.

Rahul’s problem is technical or mental? When asked, Ganguly said, ‘Both.’ Also out against spinners.

He said, “If you play the pitch like this, it becomes more difficult because the ball is bouncing as it turns. There is uneven bounce and when you are not in form, it becomes more difficult.

There have been calls for Shubman Gill to be included in the playing eleven but Ganguly feels the Punjab boy will get a chance and there is no harm in him waiting a bit.

Despite being in great form, Shubman is unable to make it to the playing XI. Ganguly said, “I am sure when his time comes, he will also get many opportunities. I think selectors, captains and coaches think about him and rate him very highly. That is why he is playing ODIs and T20s and he has performed.

“But perhaps the message from team management at this point is that they have to wait.” he added. India won both the Tests but apart from captain Rohit Sharma, none of the top-order batsmen could score a half-century.

On whether batsmen can dominate against spinners, Ganguly said, “I don’t think so. These are very difficult wickets. I saw in the first two tests that it is not easy. Playing Ashwin, Jadeja, Lyon and newcomer Todd Murphy, it was never going to be easy as some balls took a lot of turn. There is uneven bounce here, the spinners getting a lot of help.

India won the first two Tests in a total of five days and Ganguly is not fazed by that. He said, “India is a separate party in its own country. They are a very good team everywhere but they are very difficult to beat in India. When the ball starts rolling, they are better than the other team.

Is a 4-0 win a realistic possibility for India? “I think so,” Ganguly said. I don’t know how Australia can stop it.

“The problem is we keep comparing this Australian team to teams of the past and it’s not the same,” he said. You don’t have Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting, Steve and Mark Waugh, (Adam) Gilchrist. You don’t have that level of player.

Ganguly said, “Steve Smith is a great player. (David) Warner hasn’t found his rhythm, (Marnus) Labuschagne is a good player but it’s tough conditions for him too.

The former Indian captain said, “The mistake we make with the Australian team is that we think they are Steve Waugh’s Australian team but they are not. Different players have different tests in different situations.

One of the toughest challenges for Delhi Capitals’ cricket director Ganguly in the IPL is filling in for Rishabh Pant who recently suffered a freak accident and is unavailable after surgery.

Ganguly said, “I have spoken to him many times. He is obviously going through a tough time after the injury and surgery and I wish him well. Maybe he will play for India again in a year or few years. (PTI)

IND vs AUS: Sourav Ganguly’s warning to KL Rahul, says – ‘If you don’t score in India, there will be criticism’ – Check Out

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