“As far as I know him, he won’t want to wear India blue jersey again. IPL he will play but for India I think he had decided World Cup (2019) was his last.”
Harbhajan stated the present group ends ups shedding 70 % of its matches because it would not have match-winners decrease down the batting order.
Harbhajan stated the group is just too depending on skipper Virat Kohli and the swashbuckling opener.
“The current team relies too much on Virat and you (Rohit). After Virat and you are dismissed, we lose 70 percent of the matches.
Lower down the order few (can) win matches,” Harbhajan stated.
“In our time, we had the trust that someone will make runs even after top three is out, so that the match does not slip out of our hands.
“This is one space I believe this group can work on. You want to search out extra match-winners,” said Harbhajan, India’s third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.
He acknowledged Rohit’s unbelievable run of form in the World Cup last year and said if two more players had a good outing, India could have won the tournament.
“Like you (Rohit) had nice World Cup (2019). But one had an amazing World Cup and we attain the semi-finals. Had we acquired three who did effectively within the World Cup, we may have received.”
He lavished wholesome praise on KL Rahul, saying he is someone who has the ability to bat at any position and perform.
Harbhajan urged the team management to give longer ropes to players.
“They play effectively within the IPL however I do not see them enjoying like that for the nationwide group. They are a completely completely different participant in IPL. I believe they’re afraid of their place being gone. If you give them a run of 9-10 video games, they’ve a greater probability to succeed,” Harbhajan said.
“Same in Tests additionally. The group received in Australia we performed effectively in India too. But in New Zealand you (Rohit) had been injured, Prithvi Shaw was introduced again which is an efficient factor.
“My concern is someone like Shubman Gill, he was in team from before. Now Rohit is a successful Test opener. But Gill…if he is not playing it is not healthy for him and the team as well. So he has to get a chance. It is not just for Gill I am saying, it is for others also.”