18 June, 2021

"This Is The Worst Phase Of My Career"

A dejected skipper feels the side let fans down

"This Is The Worst Phase Of My Career"
Saurav, could your men still be a force in the Cup?
We would be a challenge to anyone. India can beat the best and have done it a number of times. We're just a win away from hitting our straps.

Are you worried about your form or captaincy?
Not really. When I was dropped after the tour to Australia in 1992, I never thought I would play for the country. When I came back in 1996, I couldn't have imagined I would be leading the side. Things in cricket do not always go as planned. I'm a firm believer in destiny. Whatever is destined, will happen.

Why have our batsmen failed on this tour?
I wish I had an answer. It seems most of our guys are out of form. This is the worst phase of my career.

It's been suggested the batsmen failed to apply themselves in difficult circumstances and play with a firm wrist in seaming conditions.
We could have done better, sure. But we approach our cricket differently. There were also a few touch-and-go moments in this series. As a captain, I am ready to take the flak with the credit. We all...

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