Former India star hints at stability, asks Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid to be 'consistent with their statements'
Team India is slated to play two high-profile T20I series at home, which by the way, can be seen as the dress rehearsal for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Starting September 20, the Men in Blue will first square off against defending T20 World Cup champions Australia in a three-match T20I series, followed by a three-match series against South Africa. The six high-pressure contests would give Indian players, captain and management an ominous chance to find answers to some very obvious questions and get ready for the multi-national tournament.
After India were ousted from the Asia Cup in the Super 4 stage, captain Rohit Sharma stressed upon how the team is still looking for answers to some questions. Amidst all this, former India star batter Ajay Jadeja has come up with a strong observation, highlighting that too much experimentation can be dangerous while asking Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid to be on the same page.
"You have to continue the process; this is the only learning. If you keep chopping and changing after every result, the confusion will be there, which is quite an old thing with Indian cricket. If you can avoid that, then it would be better. I know there will be coordination between the captain and coach, but it's important to have that even in front of the press," Ajay Jadeja said on Cricbuzz.
"It isn't as if we weren't the captain or we didn't do press conferences. Sometimes, you have to say certain things in press conference because they might be important. But your team knows why exactly it was said. Your internal conversations with the team should be strong, and there is no need to justify those things in front of the press.
"Wins and losses are part of the game, but there shouldn't be any confusion over team combinations. You need to understand that these are players and they have families. When they read these statements, such things do pop up at a certain point of time. In front of media, both captains and coach should be consistent with their statements. Inside, you can debate as much as you want, but when you step out, show a united front," he concluded.