On Thursday, India former coach Madan Lal lashed out at the squad after they lost the one-day international series in Bangladesh. According to Madan Lal, the Indian team lacked “intensity and emotion” and was moving in the wrong way.
Following a loss by one wicket in the first one-day international (ODI), India was defeated by Bangladesh by a margin of five runs in the second ODI, which took place on Wednesday at Mirpur. As a result, India is now down 0-2 in the series.
‘I have not seen the intensity in the squad of late. I have not seen ‘Josh’ in them in the last couple of years,’ Lal stated in an interview with PTI. “Definitely the Indian team is not going in the correct path. I have not seen the intensity in the team of late.
They do not appear at all like an Indian squad at all. That passion of playing for the country is missing. Either their bodies are too exhausted or they are just going through the motions, and this is a significant problem. “They are not looking like an Indian team at all.”
During the second one-day international, Deepak Chahar, who has been plagued by ailments this year, was unable to finish his allotted number of overs. The Indian players are struggling with their fitness, as top pacer Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been injured and are unable to play for the team.
On Wednesday, India’s captain Rohit Sharma commented on the subject of players’ fitness levels, saying that the team “can’t have individuals coming in to play for the country half-fit.”
Lal, a member of the Indian squad that won the World Cup in 1983, commented on Rohit’s assessment by saying, “It is a very sad thing. If the captain is saying this then something is wrong somewhere.” Lal was referring to Rohit’s statement.
“You are competing in an international cricket match, and the result is in front of you. Who is accountable for this? Are the trainers responsible for this? Why are unfit players going?
“They are free to do as much or as little as they like during IPL matches, depending on their needs. Your nation comes above all others. If your nation’s cricket team is not going to be successful in winning ICC trophies, your country’s cricket will suffer.”
India was eliminated from the Twenty20 World Cup after losing to England, who went on to win the tournament, in the semifinals. Rohit Sharma and the rest of India’s team were also eliminated from the Asia Cup in the super 4 round after losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka, respectively.
Lal pointed the finger of blame at India’s top-order batters, saying that they were to blame for India’s recent lacklustre performance.
“If you look at the record, how many centuries have they (the seniors) scored over the course of the past three years? And how many in the previous twelve months? Your hand-eye coordination will gradually deteriorate as you get older.
“However, they are veteran players, and they ought to have produced. If your top order doesn’t do well, you are not going to win.”
In addition, the former all-rounder, who is now 71 years old, criticised the bowlers for their lack of intensity.
After being down to 69 for 6, Bangladesh were still able to score 271. What exactly is going on here?
Lal responded as follows when he was asked if it was necessary to have different players for the various formats: “That is the game that every country is playing.
It is essential to have specialised cricketers for each of the game’s many versions. Why not use separate players for each of the game’s various formats?”