‘How many series did he play this year?’ - Ajay Jadeja questions Rohit Sharma’s captaincy following India's massive semi-final loss

India were crushed by England by 10 wickets.

Rohit Sharma.
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Team India are officially out of the T20 World Cup 2022 following their massive defeat at the hands of England in the high-octane semi-final clash. Skipper Rohit Sharma has been receiving a lot of flak for both his batting and the manner by which the side was eliminated from the tournament Down Under.

The Men in Blue were totally crushed by the Three Lions openers- Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, who relished an unbeaten 170-run stand between them. Having chased the target down with ease in 16 overs, England fixed their final date with Pakistan for November 13.

Moreover, the side’s next assignment will be the tour to New Zealand wherein Rohit Sharma has been rested. This has not gone down well with former India cricketer, Ajay Jadeja who opined that the player should play most of the matches in a year and develop a balanced side.

"I would say one thing which might hurt Rohit Sharma. If you have to make a team as captain, you have to stick with the side for the entire year. How many series did Rohit Sharma play this year? I’m not saying this in hindsight, I’ve been saying this since before. Even in New Zealand, the coach isn’t traveling,” said Ajay Jadeja while speaking on Cricbuzz.

There should only be one leader: Ajay Jadeja

In the past one year, the Men in Blue have seen the likes of Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan being given the captaincy role in various series. The former cricketer further did not appreciate different captains the side has seen in different series across various formats.

"There should only be one leader in the team. If there are 7, it would be difficult," said Jadeja.

Both semi-finalists of T20 WC 2022 will lock horns for three T20I series and as many ODIs set to commence from November 18.