Gautam Gambhir Raises Concerns for Rohit Sharma and Team India despite Asia Cup Triumph

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Team India Triumphs in Asia Cup 2023

Team India Triumphs in Asia Cup 2023

Indian captain Rohit Sharma receives the Asia Cup trophy from ACC president Jay Shah (PTI)

Successful Final Victory

Team India enjoyed a successful outing in Asia Cup 2023 as they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the final to lift the title for the eighth time. Apart from one rare hiccup against Bangladesh, the team more or less dictated the proceedings, sending a strong message with the World Cup scheduled to begin in less than a month.

Impressive Performance

  • Both batting and the bowling unit clicked in the continental event as India handed Pakistan a 228-run defeat.
  • They defended a modest 213 against Sri Lanka.
  • Mohammed Siraj registered 6/21 in seven overs in the finale, helping India fold Sri Lanka for 50 in 15.2 overs.

Gautam Gambhir’s Concern

While every box appears to be ticked, especially with the World Cup approaching, ex-India batsman Gautam Gambhir pointed out an area of concern for India, which went unnoticed throughout the course of the Asia Cup.

Gambhir emphasized that for India to do well at the World Cup, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has to contribute “better” with the bat.

Jadeja’s Batting Struggles

Jadeja got to showcase his batting potential on three occasions in the Asia Cup but the southpaw had a below-par show all three times. If we look at the stats, Jadeja gathered just 25 runs from those three innings at a poor average of 8.33 and an equally dismal strike-rate of 47.16.

However, Jadeja was quite effective with the ball, accounting for six wickets in four innings, while maintaining an economy rate of 4.34.

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