Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has slammed Crew India head coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli for not attending the post-match presser following India’s eight-wicket loss against New Zealand within the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday.
Notably, Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah attended the post-match press convention, which in accordance with Azharuddin, was fully flawed. Azhar was of the opinion that both Kohli or coach Shastri ought to have come to take questions from the reporters after dealing with an embarrassing defeat, somewhat than sending Bumrah.
Azharuddin noticed that the chief of the workforce or the coach shouldn’t simply come after the victories; they need to additionally clarify the explanation for defeats.
“For my part, the coach ought to have come for the press convention. If Virat Kohli doesn’t need to attend the press convention, that’s fantastic. However, Ravi (Shastri) bhai ought to’ve attended the press convention,” Azharuddin instructed ABP Information.
“You’ll be able to’t simply attend press conferences after victories, it’s essential to provide an explanation for defeats too. Sending Bumrah for the press convention was not proper. Both the captain or the coach ought to have come for the presser or somebody from the teaching workers,” he added.
On being requested whether or not Kohli and Shastri didn’t need to face questions after a poor efficiency, Azharuddin asserted that there’s nothing to ashamed a few defeat, and one should take accountability. Azhar stated if the captain is able to face media after a win, he must also step ahead when the workforce loses.
“Should you lose a recreation or two, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. However the captain or the coach should come and clarify to the nation why the workforce misplaced. How are you going to count on Bumrah to reply these questions? If you’re able to face the media when the workforce wins, you then must also step ahead when your workforce goes by a tough part,” Azharuddin added additional.
The loss in opposition to New Zealand was Crew India’s second consecutive defeat within the ongoing multi-team event. The ‘Males in Blue’ earlier lost by 10 wickets against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.