Nasser Hussain Comments on Indian Skipper: India dismantled New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal, and Virat Kohli’s record fiftieth fifty and Mohammed Shami’s seven-wicket magic may have been in the headlines ever since. And don’t get me wrong, they absolutely deserve it. But for the former English player Nasser Hussain, there is an unsung hero in Team India who deserves the most credit for the win. We are here to find out who that silent killer is.
Nasser Hussain Comments on Indian Skipper
Well, the former England skipper was giving his insights in the post-match analysis for Star Sports. And his pick of the match was very valid yet unsurprising. Hussain thinks that Indian captain Rohit Sharma deserves a lot more credit than he gets for leading the team upfront fearlessly and creating a good start at the top almost every time. He also pointed out the new, fresh culture that Rohit could introduce to the team.
“The headlines tomorrow will be about Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Mohammed Shami, but the genuine hero of this Indian side, the actual man that has changed the culture of this Indian side, is Rohit Sharma,” said Hussain.
According to Hussain, this change in mentality started to form after India’s loss in the 2022 T-20 World Cup.
“We were all there at the (T20 World Cup 2022) semifinal in Adelaide where they (India) played meek, timid cricket, plodded along, got a below-par score and England knocked them off none down, won by 10 wickets. We have DK with us who said after that he (Rohit) said to DK ‘we gonna have to change’,” he continued.
He also mentioned that it’s easier said than done, and Rohit has walked the talk.
“It’s one thing saying that and another thing going out and actually walking the talk.”.
India now have one of the greatest squads they have ever had. They are blessed with quality in every aspect of the game. And with the captain who leads from the front, they are the favorites to bag the World Cup for the first time since their 2011 home glory.