“You can’t just attend press conferences after wins”
Bumrah attended the press conference after the game against New Zealand.
India had a terrible outing against New Zealand in their second game of the T20 World Cup 2021 as they slipped to an eight-wicket defeat. As soon as India suffered an embarrassing defeat, a post-match press conference followed which was attended by pacemaker Jasprit Bumrah. In a similar vein, former India skipper Mohammed Azharuddin has slammed Ravi Shastri for not appearing publicly after adverse results.
Azharuddin said Shastri should have come to answer questions posed by the media and should have taken responsibility. If Kohli doesn’t want to come, that’s fine, but Shastri’s absence was simply not acceptable, the former skipper added. He also pointed to the fact that pressers cannot always be attended after victories and that such cases must also be handled gracefully.
“In my opinion, the coach should have come for the press conference. If Virat Kohli does not want to attend the press conference, that is fine. But, Ravi (Shastri) bhai should have attended the press conference. press. You can’t just attend press conferences after wins, you also have to give an explanation for losses. Sending Bumrah for the press conference was not fair. Either the captain or the coach should have come and get the presser or someone from the coaching staff,” Azharuddin said in an interview with ABP News.
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The former cricketer added that there is no shame in losing a match or two, but taking responsibility remains vital and cannot be expected to boomra to answer all questions asked at a press conference about the team’s performance. You also have to be ready to move forward during the difficult phase, Azharuddin concluded.
“If you lose a game or two, there is nothing to be ashamed of. But the captain or the coach must come and explain to the nation why the team lost. How can you expect Bumrah answer these questions? If you are ready to face the media when the team wins, you must also step forward when your team is going through a difficult phase,” he added.