India’s 28-run loss at the hands of England in the 1st IND vs ENG test has stunned the entire cricketing fraternity. Former England cricketer, Geoffrey Boycott, launched a scathing attack on Indian cricket team captain, Rohit Sharma for his below-par performances in the 1st Test.
Speaking about his age and his performances off-late, Geoffrey Boycott gave a reality check to all the Indian cricket team fans.
“Their captain Rohit Sharma is nearly 37 and past his best. He makes pretty cameos but has scored only two Test hundreds at home in four years,” wrote Geoffrey Boycott in his column for The Telegraph.
Geoffrey Boycott also mentioned that England have a “golden chance” to beat India in India. Notably, Virat Kohli will not be featuring in the 2nd Test match as well because of personal reasons.
“This India team are ripe for the taking and England has a golden chance to be the first side to topple them on their own patch for 12 years. India badly miss Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja has a hamstring injury and will not play the second Test,” wrote the 83-year-old cricketer.
Rohit Sharma had a disastrous Test series against South Africa
In the recently-concluded 2-match Test series versus South Africa, which was an overseas series of India, Rohit Sharma performed miserably with the willow. In 2 matches, the Indian cricket team captain mustered only 61 runs and had a paltry average of 20.33.
Virat Kohli was once again the top performer of India as he scored 172 runs in 4 games with an average of 43.00.
India had lost the 1st Test match against South Africa at Centurion and followed it up with a mind-boggling performance in the 2nd Test match at Cape Town. The Men in Blue defeated the hosts by 7 wickets in the 2nd Test and levelled the series, 1-1.
Jasprit Bumrah and Dean Elgar had bagged the player of the series award in a joint manner. While the former cricketer of South Africa scored 201 runs in 3 innings at an outstanding average of 67.00, Bumrah bagged 12 wickets in 2 games and was the leading wicket-taker in that series.