Irfan Pathan backs Rohit Sharma in his ‘hunger for success’ statement, feels he is ‘important for Indian cricket’

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Irfan Pathan and Rohit Sharma


India won the Test series against England and took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Rohit Sharma and company defeated the Ben Stokes-led England team in the fourth Test played at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi by five wickets. However, Rohit Sharma made a good point in the post-match press conference about giving preference to those players who are hungry for success, and former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan praised Rohit’s statement.

The point was about players not playing domestic cricket even after the BCCI asked them to do so. Rohit Sharma made it clear that those players who are not hungry and do not want to stay here will not participate in any match and preference will always be given to players who want to play in difficult conditions and are hungry to prove themselves. any condition.

“You can see who is not hungry and who does not want to stay here. Preference will be given to those who are hungry and want to play in difficult conditions. It’s very simple,” said Rohit Sharma in the post-match. This was a dig at players like Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer as both of them skipped the Ranji Trophy matches even after the BCCI asked them to play the matches for their respective national teams.

Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan backed Rohit Sharma’s statement saying that it is a timely reminder that hunger for success sets players apart and is really important for Indian cricket. He tweeted, “Rohit Sharma’s recent comments on the importance of hunger and determination among young cricketers are a timely reminder that hunger for success sets players apart. Really important for Indian cricket.”

Irfan Pathan supports Rohit Sharma for his statement on ‘Hungry for success’

Rohit Sharma was brilliant with his captaincy in the Test series and also contributed well with the bat. He scored a brilliant century in the first innings of the third Test at Rajkot and also smashed a half-century in the second innings of the fourth Test while chasing 192 at Ranchi. India won their 17th consecutive Test series at home and have been unbeaten at home in Tests since 2012.

This was Ben Stokes’ first loss in a Test series as captain and came against a rather inexperienced Indian team. Players like Dhruv Jurel, Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal have impressed in this series with Dhruv Jurel winning the Man of the Match award for his performance in the fourth Test and Yashasvi Jaiswal becoming the top scorer in this five-match Test series. India and England will face off in the final and fifth Test of the series at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.