Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has shared a controversial take on Team India
News Daily Digital Desk: Some teams in Asia are far ahead of India in terms of fitness. Several Indian cricketers are obese. They are overweight. The Indian team came under heavy criticism from across Wagh. Former Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt criticized himself.
“Indian cricketers are the most expensive in the world,” said Salman Butt on his YouTube channel after watching the first India-Australia T20 match. They play the most matches. So answer one question, why are they not fit? If compared in terms of body composition, I would say South Africa, Australia and England are far ahead of India. A few Asian teams are also ahead of India. Several Indian cricketers are overweight. I think they focus on fitness. They are both great cricketers.”
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Butt also said that the fitness level of several experienced players is so low that they are not fit to field well. In terms of fitness level, Kohli sets the example, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya are also fit enough. But Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul are lazy, lazy. Rishabh Panth is also like that.
Salman Butt blamed not only fitness but also India’s bowling department. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled poorly in the Asia Cup. India faced Australia in the first match of the three-match T20 series. Batting first, the Indian bowlers could not maintain that run despite scoring 208 runs. And India has come under fire after losing the match. Former Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt pointed the finger at Bhuvi. He also raised questions about India’s team selection. Butt said, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could not throw a tough challenge to the opponent’s good batsman.
Speaking on YouTube about the India-Australia first T20 match, Salman Butt said, “The most worrying thing for India is that the bowlers lack pace.” Which can increase tension. First of all there is no pace, on top of that the slower delivery has been made. I don’t know what was promised that Bhuvneshwar Kumar should bowl in the 19th over. Why Bhuvneshwar Kumar is being called to bowl in real time is beyond my mind. He is not at all fit to speak at this time.”
In the Asia Cup too, India had to suffer as Bhuvi bowled the 19th over. Gave runs, also wides. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled horribly in similar circumstances against Australia in Mohali. At the beginning of the innings, at the time of opening the bowling, it was seen that Dinesh Karthik was keeping in front of the wicket. Aaron Finch hits a six off Bhuvri’s first ball. Salman Butt says, “Bhuvir says there is no speed. Cannot reverse swing. Bhubi is the only one who looks dangerous when the new ball moves during the powerplay. Bhubi brought in at any time after the powerplay will not be able to put up any resistance against a good batting order. India have Siraj, Umran Malik, Umesh Yadav. The time has come for reflection.”
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