IND Vs SA: Team India had to face defeat by four wickets in the second T20 match of the series being played against South Africa. Now Team India is trailing 0-2 in the series. Questions are being raised on the decisions of Rishabh Pant, who is commanding Team India for the first time after two consecutive defeats. Veteran players have criticized Pant’s decision to send Axar Patel to bat before Dinesh Karthik.
Rishabh Pant sent Axar Patel to bat in the 13th over itself. But this bet of Pant did not work and Patel returned to the pavilion after scoring just 9 runs. At the same time, Karthik played an innings of 30 not out in 21 balls.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that Dinesh Karthik should have been sent to bat before Axar Patel. He said, “Sometimes you put the tag of being a finisher on the players. And believe that he will come to bat only after the 15th over. But such a player should be sent early if needed. According to him, he can understand the game and move the innings forward.
Gambhir also raised questions
Graeme Smith also did not understand this decision of Pant. The former South African captain said, “I do not understand. Karthik is one of the most experienced players in India. How many matches has he played for India? How can you send Axar Patel before him.”
Gautam Gambhir also advocated sending Karthik first. Gambhir said, “You cannot keep Karthik only for the last three overs. If you have batsmen then send him only at number 6. You have more chance in a difficult situation.
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