After suffering a 1-2 defeat in the one-day international series, the Indian cricket team is currently preparing for a Test match assignment against Bangladesh. A number of fresh names have been added to India’s Test squad, while the responsibilities of certain existing players have been reorganised. The most notable adjustment made to the duties is that Cheteshwar Pujara will now serve as the vice-captain for the first test match. This is just one of several changes that have been made. Due to an injury, regular captain Rohit Sharma was unable to participate in the first test of the series, so KL Rahul was given the opportunity to lead the team as captain. Fans have been discussing the choice ever since they saw Pujara’s name listed as the “vice-captain” for the inaugural Test. This is because Rishabh Pant had previously filled the job of vice captain in a stand-in capacity. During a conversation with Rica Roy from NDTV, Kaif stated that it was a “shocking” move to appoint Pujara as Rahul’s deputy. Even further, he emphasised the fact that Pant had scored a century during his last stint as the team’s vice captain. “The appointment of Pujara as vice captain came as a complete surprise. In the most recent test, Pant, who was serving in the role of vice captain at the time, batted his way to a century “he added. In addition, Mohammad Kaif voiced her displeasure with the panel of judges that made the judgement. He said: “The selectors are not acting in an appropriate manner toward the athletes. The position of vice-captain should not have been given to Rishabh at that time.”
A number of players have been absent from critical assignments due to injuries, which is one of the reasons Mohammad Kaif encouraged the BCCI to place a greater emphasis on injury management. Other concerns were also discussed.
Because of this particular circumstance, Jasprit Bumrah was unable to participate in either the Asia Cup or the T20 World Cup this year.
Regarding the issue of workload, Kaif stated that while he understands the need for fast bowlers to take breaks, he is not of the opinion that batters should be taking as many breaks as they are at the present time. Mohammad Kaif believes that batters should take fewer breaks than they are at the present time.
In order to support his claim that batters in the past hardly ever took a break from the game, he provided several examples, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, and others.