Citing the example of Shikhar Dhawan’s elevation as the captain of the Indian team on the tour of Sri Lanka in 2021, former India cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar slammed the Indian selectors and suggested that they lacked vision in the past.
“The unfortunate part is that the selectors I have seen over the last six-seven years neither have the vision, deep knowledge about the game or cricketing sense. They made Shikhar Dhawan India captain (when tours overlapped and main players were unavailable); it is where you can groom the future captain,” Vengsarkar was quoted as saying to Hindustan Times.
“You haven’t groomed anybody. You just play as it comes. You talk about the richest cricket board in the world, where is the bench strength? Just having IPL, earning crores of rupees in media rights, it should not be the only achievement,” the former chairman of selectors added.
India’s loss in the WTC Final 2023 was a disappointing result, and it will be a long time before they forget the pain of defeat. There were a number of factors that contributed to India’s loss.
However, it is important to remember that it was just one match. India is still a very good team, and they will be hoping to bounce back in the next few years.
They have the talent to win the WTC, but they will need to learn from their mistakes and improve their preparation if they are to achieve their goal.