Rotation policy: Gavaskar against resting Sachin, says one among Rohit or Raina should sit out

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar isn’t too amused with team management’s decision to rest senior players like Sachin Tendulkar.  According to the rotation policy as Virender Sehwag was rested in the first match against Australia and Gautam Gambhir was rested for Wednesday's match against Sri Lanka and there is a speculation that Sachin Tendulkar may be rested for the next match on Sunday.

"I think Sachin should be playing in all the matches. If you want to use rotation policy then it should be used to rotate and field all the players. I believe that Tendulkar, Gambhir and Sehwag should play and may be one among Rohit Sharma or Suresh Raina has to sit out," Gavaskar said, reports The Times Of India.

Meanwhile, happy with the win against Sri Lanka, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that his team would try and not repeat the mistakes in the future games.  "I'm happy with the win. I agree that there were a few shots that we shouldn't have played but mistakes do happen in the game, but it's good that we ended up on the winning side. We could have lost this game also. It gives us a chance to come back and hopefully we won't repeat the mistakes in the coming games," said Dhoni, according to a TOI report.

Hindustan Times writes that Rohit Sharma might find going tough for him after his shaky 21-run knock against Australia in Melbourne and being out of sorts during his 17-ball stay at the wicket against Sri Lanka. However, one cannot blame the Mumbai youngster for looking rusty in the two outings, for he has done nothing but warm the bench for a better part of the long series, writes the paper.

“Thanks to the team management's indecisiveness over dropping non-performing seniors, Rohit didn't get a game all through the series. As a result, he seems to have lost the touch. Adequate game time is crucial for any sportsperson, especially cricketers. All the long hours spent in the nets count for nothing if a cricketer doesn't get match practice. And, Rohit is a prime example of that,” says HT.

Coming to Yuvraj Singh, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the United States, on Wednesday, said nobody but himself was to blame for the delay in his treatment and insisted he will return a stronger person. "I see few people trying to blame my guruji for delay and BCCI! Again wrong, it was my decision! The president and the members of BCCI have been a huge support in my tough times and because of them, I'm getting the best treatment! Thank you again BCCI," Yuvraj wrote on his 'Twitter' page.

"I'm recovering well yes its tough but tough times don't last tough men do! I will fight and come back as a stronger man cause I have the prayers of my nation!," he added.