India clinched a massive win against Pakistan in their first outing of the Asia Cup 2022. However, the victory did not come easily as Pakistan bowlers took the match to the last over. Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya clinched the match for the team with a six. Men in Blue’s second outing came against Hong Kong and it was the former who came out on top in the end.
However, in the second match too, there was a little fuss when Indian bowlers Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh started to leak runs. At one point in time, people started believing that Hong Kong might steal a win out of nowhere. But then, in the end, the Indian team won the match easily by forty runs.
While most of them had their eyes on Suryakumar Yadav for his stellar knock, there was one man from Pakistan who had his eyes fixed on Rohit Sharma. He analyzed the India-Hong Kong clash on PTV Sports and opined on the Indian skipper’s body language. The former Pakistan cricketer played a video of the Indian skipper leaving the field after the Hong Kong clash and said that he seemed under pressure.
The 42-year-old criticized the Indian opener and said that he needs to step down from captaincy. The Sargodha-born further added that the captaincy has affected Sharma’s game and highlighted that the captain looked lost. This comment did not go well with Indian fans who lashed out at the veteran pointing out his captaincy records.
I think captaincy is putting a lot of pressure on Rohit: Mohammad Hafeez
“You see Rohit Sharma’s expression after winning the match. This expression happened after India won by 40 runs. I had talked about Rohit Sharma’s body language, when he came out to toss, he looked weak, he seemed afraid, and confused. I am not being able to see Rohit Sharma, whom I have observed during matches playing incredible innings. I think captaincy is putting a lot of pressure on Rohit. He is facing a lot of difficulties,” Hafeez said in PTV Sports.
He further expressed his lamentation for the batter and backed him to get back to form at the earliest. Let’s take a look at some of the tweets that people replied Hafeez with:
Rohit was pissed off because Avesh and Arshdeep leaked too many runs. This guy #MohammadHafeez has no idea what he’s talking about.
— Scorpion (@NovemberMan_11) September 1, 2022
The best joke i have heard in this recent time that Rohit is not handling captaincy properly.. He is under pressure.@MHafeez22 thank you for this joke
— Santosh(Mohan)phukan (@SmpSantosh) September 1, 2022
Ye wo Rohit Sharma hai jo bahut ghabraye lag rahe hai
– Mohammad Hafeez
— Saurya Ojha (@meSaurya45) September 2, 2022
His expressions are like that because he wants to win properly last few overs from avesh n arshdeep costed lot of runs and hence this expression. He was good m happy and joking around with star sports team as well during toss time.
— Weatherboi (@Weatherboi16) September 1, 2022
he is not playing for himself only…..his strick rate is 150+…not scoring big runs but trying hard…not going for 40 balls 50
— rowdy rathore (@bherupalrathore) September 1, 2022
He is definitely out of form but that is due to his attacking approach without getting set not because of captaincy
— crickaddict45 (@crickaddict45) September 1, 2022
And Mohammad Hafeez was saying he is too tensed, he can see his disappointment.
— gyanesh kumar jha (@gyaneshkumarjh3) September 2, 2022
He was unhappy the way India conceded too much boundaries in last 2/3 overs. You took it negatively while some may appreciate that even after winning he wasn’t happy from the over all performance.
Different people different opinions!
— Saqib Shah (@Saqibca) September 1, 2022
This is different between a Champion team and a ordinary team, we don’t celebrate victories like these, we know if we can’t win matches comfortably against Hong Kong, we still have lot of work to done.
— Vinayak Rajput (@vkr_02) September 1, 2022
Bro .. these people celebrate win against Netherlands and Zimbabwe and teaching captaincy to Rohit Sharma 😂😂🤣🤣
— Prof. Boies Pilled Bell 🪄 (@Lil_Boies45) September 1, 2022
what a joke
— Rohit | | Virat0872 | (@Hitman_lovers45) September 1, 2022