If BCCI is sincere about health, they ought to fire Rohit Sharma and confine him to a gym first.
The next two-match Test series against the West Indies did not include Sarfaraz Khan. In domestic cricket, he has been a standout performer for Mumbai. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has come under fire from former India players for their dismissive treatment of Sarfaraz.
But, a BCCI insider has disclosed that Sarfaraz's fitness and conduct problems prevented him from being chosen. The comments received no response, and supporters are criticising the top body for omitting to address Rohit Sharma's fitness.
While India's Test captain Rohit Sharma has performed admirably throughout his brief tenure, according to Akmal, he needs to display a little more dominance on the pitch, much like his predecessor Virat Kohli.
"The team has good balance. The Indian team must get off to a strong start. I want Rohit Sharma to lead the team more effectively. Be there on the ground, just like Virat Kohli was. He has an opportunity. Having said that, Rohit Sharma has performed admirably thus far in light of the Kohli saga's events "On his YouTube channel, Akmal stated.
Akmal praised the selectors but questioned why Sarfaraz Khan and Umran Malik weren't included.
"One or two players are always up for discussion. After seeing the stats, I can think of one person in particular: Sarfaraz Khan. He couldn't play, but he ought to have gone on the trip with the others. You might have told him directly that we aren't ignoring him and that there's always a chance he'll show up again. The ideal tour existed for including him in the group. Moreover, Umran Malik may have been fatal given his speed. The West Indies pitch is dry, and the Dukes ball will have a reverse swing "Added he.