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“I Would Be Keeping The Faith”, Michael Clarke Backs Rohit

Right after India lost the WTC title shot for the second time, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy was criticized. Despite India failing to clinch ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and ICC WTC final 2023, Australia’s World Cup-winning captain Michael Clarke backs Rohit Sharma.

Michael Clarke Backs Rohit Over His Failure as Indian Captain

Apart from failing as captain, Rohit also failed to score big. In the recently concluded WTC 2023 Final, Rohit scored only 15 and 43 runs in the two innings.

“I would be keeping the faith with Rohit, I think he is a very good captain. I like his aggressive approach, he looks to be as positive as he can be. He has had a lot of success as a leader (look at his IPL record for Mumbai Indians). Just because India didn’t win the World Test Championship doesn’t mean Rohit is not the right guy to lead India.

The fact that India qualified again, they are the only team to make consecutive finals, says a lot about how they have played their Test cricket over the past four years (qualifying for both Test Championships). It is also a very important time for stability with the One Day World Cup right around the corner,” Michael Clarke told Revsportz.

Rohit Sharma(Image: BCCI)
Rohit Sharma(Image: BCCI)

The 2015 ICC World Cup-winning captain Clarke feels that making it to two consecutive finals of an ICC World Test Championship is a feat in itself.

“Since taking over as captain he has won you a Test series against Australia at home. He has done well as a batter as well. Think of his hundred in the last series. Losing a one-off final doesn’t make him a bad captain and nor does it make India a bad team.

To make consecutive finals isn’t easy. What it means is that India was the only team to play consistently well over a period of four years. To do so in Test cricket is commendable and I would urge you to look at that as well before making any kind of judgment call,” Clarke said.

The former Australian skipper is also excited about the Ashes and the way the first three days of the first Test have panned out.

“The Ashes has got off to a great start – both teams are playing some great Test cricket. That’s what you expect from a marquee series like this. England are continuing to play the brand of cricket they have been for the past 12 months and the Aussies are finding a way to combat that. This is going to be a great series but of course, I’m backing Australia to come out on top,” the former captain signed off.

England is currently playing the 1st Ashes 2023 Test in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Australian cricket team are in need of 174 runs to win the game with 7 wickets in hand.

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