“With all due respect to Rahul…” Harbhajan Singh wants this former Indian cricketer to coach the T20I team

“With all due respect to Rahul…” Harbhajan Singh wants this former Indian cricketer to coach the T20I team


Harbhajan Singh feels someone like Ashish Nehra should be a part of India’s T20 coaching setup as he knows the shortest format better than current head coach Rahul Dravid. Nehra had retired from the game in 2017 and led Gujarat Titans to the title on his IPL debut earlier this year. “In T20 format you can have someone like Ashish Nehra who recently retired from the game. He knows it better, with all due respect to Rahul, we have played together for so many years, he has a huge Knowledge is there but it is a difficult format.

Harbhajan told PTI, ‘Whoever has played the game recently is better suited for the coaching job in T20. I am not saying that you should remove Rahul from T20. Ashish and Rahul can work together to build this team for the 2024 World Cup.

The spin mahan is part of the Delhi Bulls team that features in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.

England’s T20 World Cup triumph has sparked debate over split coaching and picking different players for different formats.

“With such an arrangement, it is also easier for Rahul who can take a break like the New Zealand tour and Ashish can work in his absence,” he added.

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Asked about different players for different formats, Bhajan said, “It’s fine. It works for me.” The 42-year-old feels the Indian team’s approach will have to change whether the current top three – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli – extend their careers till the 2024 World Cup or not.

“The approach has to change in the T20 format. The first six overs are crucial. If that doesn’t happen you will be depending on Hardik or Surya to get you 50 in 20 balls. If they don’t fire, you will be finished. ” One down par total.

The veteran, who played 103 Tests, said, “England changed their attitude and they have won two World Cups. T20 should be played like T20 and not like ODI.”

In the absence of seniors, India fielded a young top-three in New Zealand.

“All the top-three (Rohit, Virat, KL) need to raise their strike rate. When you are batting at 110 or 120 strike and trying to make 180 it is difficult. Have to score at least 9 runs. First 10-12 overs.”

Does he see Kohli and Rohit playing in the shortest format?

“I am no one to comment on whether they want to play or not. They are quality players, if they can stay fit then why not, provided the approach is different. Players cannot be changed overnight, The approach has to change.” Former India player.

Harbhajan said that Hardik Pandya should captain India in T20 after Rohit Sharma.

If that happens then Hardik is the right choice.

Talking about the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament, Harbhajan said that he is excited to be a part of the league.

“I’m really excited. Don’t know how many games I will play. It’s a good format and a shorter format than T20. It’s a fast format and good for the fans. Going forward, it could grow into something huge.” “

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