Former Indian cricketers have slammed the Indian team for their poor performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup. After two heavy losses, India is on the verge of being eliminated from the Super 12s stage after losing their second consecutive match. India is in fifth place in Group B after losing their first match by 10 wickets to arch-rival Pakistan and their second match by 8 wickets to New Zealand.
Former Indian cricketers such as Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar, Gautam Gambhir, and Kapil Dev expressed concern about India’s poor performance and chastised the players for their poor performances.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag took to Twitter after India’s poor performance at the T20 World Cup to raise concerns about the future of Indian cricket. Sehwag stated that these performances would be detrimental to India and that serious steps must be taken to restore order in Indian cricket.
Gautam Gambhir, Sehwag’s opening partner, stated that despite having some of the best players in the world, the Indian team lacks mental toughness. He stated that this has been the trend in Indian cricket over the last 6-7 years, with the team being knocked out of ICC tournaments whenever there is a high-pressure game.
India’s World Cup-winning captain, Kapil Dev, has stated that serious questions must be asked of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team management in order to determine the reasons for their loss. He stated that the public has every right to criticize the team because their feelings have been hurt by such poor performances. He claimed that it was not a one-time occurrence because India has struggled in major events in the past.
VVS Laxman, a former middle-order batter, stated that the Indian team appeared to be playing without a plan, and the batting unit completely crumbled under pressure. He went on to say that the batters made poor shot selections and were overly cautious in their approach. India’s next match will be against Afghanistan, and they will need to win in order to qualify for the semi-finals. The game will take place on November 3rd in Abu Dhabi.