Tushar Arothe opens up after stepping down as Indian women's team head coach
He reckons that India should've won the Asia Cup.
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Tushar Arothe replaced Purnima Rau as the coach of the Indian women’s cricket team in April 2017. Under his tutelage, India went to the Final of the World Cup. They defeated Meg Lanning’s Australia, one of the tournament favorites, in the semi-final, but slumped against England in an absolute humdinger at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium.
The Women in Blue toured South Africa and thumped the hosts in the both the ODI and T20I series to increase in stature as a cricketing nation. However, they lost the tri-nation series involving Australia and England after which Arothe’s relation was said to have worsened with the players mostly owing to conducting fielding sessions.
“They wanted to do just one session” Arothe
Nevertheless, even after resigning, he wished the national team for their future endeavours. “I don’t have grudges. I am hoping that the team does well in the future. My good wishes are always with them,” Arothe was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
He also highlighted the significance of coming out of comfort zones in order for a player to succeed at the highest level. “The girls need to come out of the comfort zone to achieve something big. That’s very important. You cannot be in your comfort zone for long.
If you have to win the World Cup, you have to get out of it. That’s my only point. They wanted to do just one session. But (if you have to improve), there has to be long sessions. The BCCI should not entertain it. They called me and I gave my version,” he added.
Arothe reminisced the successful time he had with the Indian team, however, reckons that his team should’ve won the Asia Cup last month in Malaysia. He also admitted that the girls didn’t perform to expectations. “We had a great run. We went to South Africa twice and won both the times. We reached the World Cup final. We won against England in ODIs. I feel we should have won the Asia Cup. But then, we didn’t play well,” Arothe iterated.