Former all-rounder star for Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez was chastised for calling Indian captain Rohit Sharma "weak, confused, and terrified" during the Asia Cup. According to Hafeez, Sharma "cannot go on for too long" as the team's captain.
Former India cricketer Saba Karim spoke about India's playing XI ahead of the Asian Cup 2022 against Pakistan. Karim said that he would favour Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik now that Virat Kohli has returned to the team.
India vice-captain KL Rahul backed elite batsman Virat Kohli ahead of the start of their Asia Cup 2022 campaign on Friday, implying that the former captain was unconcerned about the criticism from the outside.