The Indian national cricket team has started a new era in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, with the young Hardik Pandya serving as captain of the team.
Even though he hasn’t been given the role of full-time captain of the squad, there is a consensus among members of the cricketing community that the all-rounder is the obvious choice to take over as captain of the Indian team in the shortest format whenever Rohit Sharma stands down from his position.
A former India cricketer named Ajay Jadeja has questioned Hardik Pandya’s desire to make changes to the “old system,” despite the fact that many people have been impressed by what they’ve seen from Hardik as a skipper thus far.
It has been observed that Hardik is conducting a few experiments with the team, such as the decision to use Axar Patel in the final over of the first Twenty20 International played against Sri Lanka or the selection of Arshdeep Singh as a replacement for Harshal Patel after only one game played with the team.
In a conversation on Cricbuzz, Jadeja pondered the subject of why each new captain feels the need to “alter the existing system.”
“Why is it that every captain on the Indian team, going back at least three years that I can think of, wanted to change the way the Indian team played when Virat Kohli came over as captain? When Rohit Sharma took over as captain of the Indian team, his goal was to alter the style in which they played.
Now that Hardik Pandya has taken charge, he has a vision for how the Indian team should evolve “Jadeja asked.
“Why is it that everyone who joins the organisation at a later stage wants to change the way things have always been done? What exactly is the issue with the system there?” Jadeja continued by saying.
Dinesh Karthik, a veteran Indian cricketer who also participated in the conversation, offered the opinion that new strategies are going to be used due to the fact that India has not performed particularly well in ICC competitions in recent years.
“I believe the answer may be found in the fact that we have not triumphed in any multi-nation competition since 2013,” the speaker said. Because we had previously taken home the Champions Trophy, I seriously doubt that anyone would have been willing to challenge our dominance in any way in 2014.
Since 2007, this country has not been victorious in the World Cup (T20). We have the most talented players, the most experienced players, and the best bench strength of any T20 league in the globe. We also have the best league overall.
Karthik remarked, “If things aren’t happening, then there must be something wrong with the strategy, and that needs to change.”