Shock Revelation: Former England Stars Claim Fear in Indian Skipper’s Eyes Ahead of Crucial Test – Is India Crumbling Under Pressure?

Atherton and Bell have raised eyebrows by suggesting that Indian skipper Rohit Sharma may be feeling the heat, hinting at potential vulnerabilities that could give England an advantage in the upcoming match.

Speculation is rife as former England cricket stars Michael Atherton and Ian Bell weigh in on India’s mental state ahead of the third Test against England in Rajkot. Atherton and Bell have raised eyebrows by suggesting that Indian skipper Rohit Sharma may be feeling the heat, hinting at potential vulnerabilities that could give England an advantage in the upcoming match.

The observations stem from the second Test, where Atherton claims to have detected signs of apprehension in Sharma’s demeanor, particularly during a tense period when England’s Zak Crawley was at the crease. Atherton noted a flicker of nervousness on Sharma’s face, exacerbated by Joe Root’s frenetic innings.

“England were long way second favorites coming into that final day. But I had a sense that Rohit was worried from time to time in the morning when Zak Crawley was playing so well on a Day 4 pitch in India. And then Joe Root came out and played what was for him a very frantic and skittish innings. McCullum said that he did not have a problem with the intent but it didn’t quite work out. The conversation beyond that was whether Root is comfortable Baz-balling or if he should play as everybody knows he can,” Atherton said on Sky Sports.

While India won the second Test, Bell echoed Atherton’s sentiments, emphasizing the importance of composure in the face of pressure. Bell praised Root’s conventional approach to batting, suggesting that there’s no need for the England captain to succumb to hurried play.

As the series unfolds, all eyes are on the crucial third Test, where India’s resolve will be tested against England’s formidable batting lineup. With the spotlight on Sharma and his team, India faces the challenge of overcoming any lingering doubts to secure a decisive victory in the upcoming match.