Retired Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that the current Indian national cricket team lacks self-confidence because they are too dependent on the two mavericks of the squad: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Rohit and Virat are consistently ranked as two of the best batsmen in the world today. While Kohli is definitely preferred more, due to his renowned consistency to score, Rohit can easily change any tough match easy with his heroics at batting. He remains the only man to score more than one double centuries in One Day International cricket, with three 200s to his name.
Harbhajan, popularly known as Bhajji, went on to discuss how India is over-dependent on their two best batsmen, and while it works out most of the times, in case the two of them fail to score good runs, India tends to lose control of the match easily.
In an Instagram chat alongside Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan conveyed his feelings when Rohit asked him to point out the similarities and the dissimilarities between the Indian squads of the past and present.
“The current Indian side is dependent on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The side does not have much confidence, there are good players but once Virat and Rohit get out, 70 per cent of matches we tend to lose. There is a lack of self-belief,” Harbhajan said.
“In our times, we had a lot of trust and belief. If the top three of the current Indian side are dismissed, then we have problems in winning matches, you need to find more watch winners. You had a good World Cup, but then you lose in the semi-finals, if you had 3-4 guys performing, we would have won the World Cup,” he opined.
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