T20 World Cup: Can celebrity culture cost Team India dearly, Rohit-Pandya… Indian legend warns

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. There is a celebrity culture in Indian cricket, which sometimes harms it. This is not the case in Australia. This is the reason why they often overtake us. This was said by India's legendary all-rounder Irfan Pathan. He mentioned celebrity culture when he was asked a question related to Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, which is related to IPL and Mumbai Indians.

How should coach Rahul Dravid handle the Rohit Sharma-Hardik Pandya issue before the T20 World Cup? When this question came up on Cricinfo's show, Irfan Pathan said, 'Australia does not have celebrity culture. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is in India. However, I would like that there should be a balance between India and Australia regarding this culture. Many times we do not get any benefit from this celebrity culture. But we are Indians, not Australians. We Indians have different feelings. Moral values ​​are different. Mentality is also different.'

Giving his answer on the Rohit-Hardik issue, Irfan Pathan says, 'I think Hardik Pandya will play an important role in the T20 World Cup. Keep in mind that there are only three specialist bowlers in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Hardik will be the fourth bowler. If he performs well, India will be allowed to have an additional spinner in the team, which will prove to be important on the pitches of America. India has to play matches during the day in America. There will be no dew during the day and spinners can take advantage of this.'

Irfan Pathan then takes the question of Rohit-Hardik forward and gives the example of Greg Chappell. He says, 'Greg Chappell's aggressive style backfired. He wanted to bring Australian culture to the Indian team, in which there is no celebrity status for anyone. But Chappell could not do this and eventually he had to leave the post of coach. Whereas there was no lack in Chappell's intentions. He wanted to take the Indian team forward. But he could not find the right path.'

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