Staff India’s inconsistent run in T20I cricket continued this week, after failing to defend 208 runs in opposition to Australia within the first recreation in Mohali on Tuesday (September 20). Rohit Sharma’s facet had failed to succeed in the ultimate within the Asia Cup 2022 earlier this month and at the moment are already 1-0 down within the three-match sequence in opposition to Australia with the second recreation scheduled to happen in Nagpur on Friday (September 23).
India dropped the catches of each Cameron Inexperienced and Matthew Wade, who went on to play sensible knocks to take their workforce residence within the 209-run chase. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt took a jibe on the Indian gamers health degree after their shoddy fielding within the recreation and referred to as a number of the Indian gamers ‘obese’.
Butt in contrast the Indian gamers to their Australian, English and South African counterparts whereas arguing why they aren’t the fittest regardless of being the highest-paid cricketers on the earth.
“Indian gamers are the highest-paid cricketers on the earth. They play the utmost variety of matches. You inform me why are they not the fittest. If we examine their physique construction, groups like South Africa, Australia and England are significantly better. I might even say some Asian groups are forward of India. Some Indian gamers are obese. I feel they should work on that as a result of they’re sensible cricketers,” Butt stated in a video on his YouTube channel.
The previous Pakistan opener admitted the likes of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja have set nice health requirements within the Indian workforce, Butt argued Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant don’t look on prime of their health. He additionally referred to as out KL Rahul for being torpid on the sphere in opposition to Australia on Tuesday.
“I don’t know if others will discuss this or not, however for my part, Staff India’s health is just not perfect. Some skilled gamers should not at that degree the place they need to be by way of fielding. Virat Kohli has set an instance for others in health. Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya are so match,” stated Butt.
“They’ve excellent health, however there are gamers like Rohit Sharma, even KL Rahul appeared torpid in the present day, you realize, Rishabh Pant. In the event that they change into match, they are going to change into extra harmful cricketers,” he added.
Australia rode on opener Cameron Inexperienced’s sensible 61 off 30 balls and Matthew Wade’s cameo of 21-ball 45 to gun down the goal of 209 runs with 4 balls to spare.