Team India has been in quite a conundrum regarding the captaincy. Over the past few years, the side has experimented with various skippers. Ace batter Virat Kohli led the side for a few years before Rohit Sharma took over. Furthermore, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has led team India in white ball cricket as well.
“Rohit is a great guy. But I don’t think he should have taken the captaincy. He panics a bit under pressure. He is perhaps more talented than even Virat Kohli and has all the shots. But does captaincy suit him? I question myself most of the time. But he will have the home crowd behind him and has the ability to win the World Cup,” Shoaib Akhtar told RevSportz.
The media puts too much pressure on the players: Akhtar
“I feel after 2013, captaincy has become a bit crippled. Virat sometimes used to be over-aggressive. Rohit used to panic a bit too much. The media puts too much pressure on the players. They show as if India just cannot lose the match. Why can’t they? They also slam them when they lose. Don’t do this,” Akhtar said.