Rohit Sharma has not played much cricket since becoming India’s skipper in all formats. He has been rested from international matches, which has invited criticism from the greats of the game.
KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah have captained in his absence. No other team in the world has seen so many captains in a few months.
In the ongoing T20Is series and upcoming one-day internationals, Hardik and Shikhar will lead the Men in Blue as Rohit is on a break after the ICC T20 World Cup.
The missing of the core group has resulted in India’s elimination from the Asia Cup 2022 and the ICC T20 World Cup.
Doull said he doesn’t mind if Trent Boult opts for T20 leagues as he has played a lot of cricket for New Zealand, but if a young player opts for the T20 tournament instead of playing for his country, he would feel bad.
Jadeja said if a player, who is just 22, refuses to play for India and goes on to feature in a T20 tournament, it would be an alarming situation. He knows that it will not happen in India.
“If I had an opportunity to play around the world, it will excite me. A big playerbwould skip less important tours like Bangladesh but against the big teams, they will play. However, not just players, even captains are taking a lot of breaks these days,” said Jadeja.