On 22 March 2023, Australia won the three-match ODI series 2-1 against India. In the context of the World Cup year, it was a concerning loss for the Men in Blue under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. But, Suryakumar Yadav made headlines throughout the series as he managed a shameful record to his name.
Yadav became the first Indian batter to score three golden ducks in three consecutive ODIs. It was quite shocking to see such a batter going through such a form in the series. Despite being the number one-ranked batter in the shortest format of the game, it was surprising to see him batting like that. Now, after the series loss, Rohit Sharma came up with some blunt replies while talking about Suryakumar Yadav.
“I don’t know how much you can look into it.” - Rohit Sharma
While speaking at the press conference after the third ODI, Rohit Sharma said that it is very hard to judge Yadav as he played only three balls throughout the series. He said: “He played only three balls in the series. I don’t know how much you can look into it. He got three good balls. Today, (Wednesday) I didn’t think it was that great a ball. He just chose the wrong shot. He should have, maybe, come forward. He knows best."
Rohit further added: “He plays spin so well, which is why we wanted to hold him back and give him that role of last 15-20 overs. But it’s really unfortunate that he could only play three balls in the series. That can happen to anyone. The potential, the quality is always there. He’s just going through that phase right now”. However, after hearing such a statement, fans were not happy and they slammed the team India skipper brutally on the social media platform. They even claimed that other players should be given more preference than Suryakumar Yadav.
Here are some tweets to slam Rohit over his backing Yadav despite such a terrible run of form:
Bhai yhe nahi sudharenge 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️— Zubban kesari (@nniibbaaa) March 23, 2023
Aj tak or kisi player ko itna nahi bachaya had hr ab to sharm karo— Rahul (@cyre1235) March 23, 2023
Dressing room me star sports 1 hindi hd.. Chalta hoga pakka 😅— the imposter ❁ (@imsank3thes) March 23, 2023
Give a chance to another talented players— Amarnath Pandey (@Amarnat60801378) March 23, 2023
These things doesn't happen to even Tailenders man even they can play 2-3 balls even before getting duck out 🙏🙏— Tarun (@tarun867) March 23, 2023
Enough of Rohit and Rahul !! India was no non-sense team under Virat-Shashtri !! Ever since Rohit has taken over it’s only sad state of Indian cricket !! Pathetic performance !! I see no fire in the belly or passion to play for india.— Sam (@phalanx1991) March 23, 2023
Seedhe bol do na badk— _Bobbaboiii_ (@IMNamanYadav9) March 23, 2023
Ki soch liya hai
Ki Gully ka player nhi khila loge lekin samson ko chance nhi doge...jab iyer or pant dono available nhi hai toh yaha wese hi pehle samson ka chance bnta thaa teeno ODIs mai
Seedhe seedhe bol do u just want SKY in ODI cuz it's your preference that's it— Prasanth.K.Alex (@hty89076) March 23, 2023
Matlab abhi bhi 10 series pakka rakh lo Mumbai lobby at its best 🔥— kholistan Mrin (@Mrinmoy25554517) March 23, 2023