Former England skipper Nasser Hussain came down hard on India’s top order ( Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli) for their timid approach in the early overs of the innings. His comment came after India’s 10-wicket hammering by England in the second semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Despite all talks from Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid about the new aggressive template, the top order never fired in any match. Although Virat scored four half-centuries, he also took time before hitting shots after 10 overs. This didn’t happen against England, and the result went against the Rohit Sharma-led team.
“The Indian top order was timid throughout the tournament, which resulted in their downfall against England. The batters never tried to take advantage of the powerplay overs, which was the case against the English team as well,” he said.