Sunil Gavaskar warns Rohit Sharma, coach Rahul Dravid, ahead of T20 World Cup


India clean sweep Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series by winning the last affair with 6 wickets. The Men in Blue skipper Rohit Sharma received wishes from every nook and corner. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar warned Team India about an issue that needed to be resolved ahead of the T20 World Cup.

The mega-event is set to take place in Australia in October. And, all the teams are busy preparing for the same. India lifted T20 World Cup back in 2007 under MS Dhoni. But, since then they have failed in getting their hands on the World title.

Sunil Gavaskar warns Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid

Rohit Sharma

Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary batsman has warned India ahead of the T20 World Cup in mind. The former player said that Indian bowlers gave away runs at a high economy rate in the final five overs. At one time, visitors were reeling on a score of 104 runs for a loss of 4 wickets. And, Lankans finished at a score of 183 runs in stipulated 20 overs.

“It is not a sign of worry but it is something they have got to look at because they cannot afford to have it regularly. One match, it happens that is the nature of the format. There might be partnerships in the last 5-6 overs where you will get 80-90 runs like we saw today,” Gavaskar said in a conversation.

Sunil Gavaskar also praised Sri Lanka’s strength of hitting Indian bowlers all across the park. He added that visitors’ batsmen performed exceedingly well in pressure conditions. As per him, Indian team management needs to rethink which bowler should bowl in the first 10 to 12 overs and last 8 overs.

“Shanaka was magnificent today. Even Nissanka, look at that shot against Bumrah, of all the people. It isn’t easy to hit against Bumrah. It is an issue that India cannot afford to sweep under the carpet. They have to worry about the death-over bowlers. Who should be bowling the first 10 and the last 8? These are issues that India need to think about,” he added.