Madan Lal says, “Passion Of Playing For The Nation Is Missing”

After India’s ODI series loss in Bangladesh, the former cricketer took to Twitter to criticize the national team, saying they lacked “intensity and passion” and were going in the wrong direction.

Following India’s ODI series loss in Bangladesh, former coach Madan Lal attacked the team on Thursday, saying they lacked “intensity and passion” and were going in the wrong direction.India suffered a one-wicket loss in the first ODI before losing by five runs to Bangladesh in the second ODI on Wednesday in Mirpur, ending their series 0-2 in their favor.In an interview with PTI, Lal said, “There’s no doubt that the Indian team is not headed in the right direction. I haven’t seen the intensity in the team recently. I haven’t seen ‘Josh’ in them in the last couple of years.”

“That passion of playing for the country is missing. Either their bodies are too tired or they are just going through the motions. And this is a serious concern. They are not looking like an Indian team at all.”

In the second ODI, Deepak Chahar, who has struggled with injuries this year, was unable to complete his allotted number of overs. Star pacer Jasprit Bumrah and all-arounder Ravindra Jadeja are also absent from the team due to injuries, adding to the Indian players’ fitness problems. Rohit Sharma, the captain, highlighted the issue of player fitness on Wednesday, saying that India “cannot have guys coming in to play for the country half-fit.”

When referring to Rohit’s statement, Lal, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team, said: “It is a very sad part. If the captain is saying this then something is wrong somewhere.” “Who is responsible for this? Are trainers responsible for this? Why are unfit players going? You are playing international cricket and the result is in front of you.”

Your country comes first. If you are not going to win ICC trophies, your nation’s cricket will decline. If they want to rest, they can during IPL matches. After losing to the eventual tournament winner, England, in the semifinals, India was eliminated. After losing to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the super 4, Rohit Sharma and company also left the Asia Cup early.

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