|Wasim Jaffer questions KL Rahul’s captaincy credentials in 2nd ODI match vs Bangladesh|
KL Rahul captained the Indian facet after Rohit Sharma walked off on account of harm in opposition to Bangladesh. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Indian vice-captain KL Rahul confronted the wrath of Wasim Jaffer after the Indian staff dropped their collection in opposition to Bangladesh after shedding successive matches at Dhaka. This was solely the second time that Indian staff had misplaced a collection in opposition to the Bangla Tigers away from residence.
Reacting to the loss, Wasim Jaffer criticised, KL Rahul, who captained the staff within the absence of Rohit Sharma within the 2nd ODI match. Rahul was pressured to pitch in after India captain Rohit Sharma injured his thumb and needed to depart the sector. Rohit was pressured to go to the hospital for scans and needed to get his dislocated thumb set earlier than coming again into the stadium.
Under Rahul, India let the sport slip from their arms. Bangladesh at one level of time had misplaced 6 wickets inside the primary 20 overs for simply 66 runs, however ended up scoring 271/7 in 50 overs owing to a file partnership between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mahmudullah. An enormous whole on the pitch, Bangladesh efficiently defended the goal regardless of Rohit Sharma’s late heroics at quantity 9.
Speaking about Rahul, Jaffer stated that he was not a succesful captain.
“We had good bowlers in Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel. Umran Malik additionally did nicely, however Bangladesh had the solutions to all of the questions. They batted splendidly nicely and rotated the strike properly. It’s tough when your captain is in (not on the sector) and the keeper has to steer. KL Rahul just isn’t a really skilled captain, particularly on the worldwide stage. That might have had an impact, however that may’t be an excuse. You’ve acquired to provide credit score to Bangladesh,” Jaffer instructed ESPNcricinfo.
The Indian staff will now go into the third ODI with three members of the enjoying XI injured. India then will probably be going through the hosts in a 2-match Test collection.