Salman Butt says “India just needs to reboot” in T20 World Cup 2021. Butt reflected on India’s defeat to New Zealand. Also, said that a major factor could be the sheer amount of cricket Indian players. They have been playing at a stretch. India has had a terrible start to the competition. Also, losing their opening two matches to Pakistan and New Zealand. After the 2021 IPL concluded less than a week before the T20 World Cup.
“It is important for players to be fresh. Look, you are doing the same thing every day (when you play a hectic schedule). There is no doubt that the incentives, salaries, and contracts are very high and attractive. But at times, you have to have your heart in the job that you have to perform optimally. If you are not fresh enough, if you can’t disconnect and connect again, then your concentration span or your intensity to go out and do your best, that gets hampered. There is a drop in your interest,” Salman Butt said.
“It needs to be managed in a way that ahead of a major tournament, teams can regroup. For 15-20 days or for a month before the World Cup, teams should have their own preparation instead of playing in some competition, especially in one where they are playing as part of separate teams,” Butt said.
Further, Butt also said that it was only natural for teams. It is to suffer the kind of poor run India is having when they are playing so much cricket. Also, adding that they just need to absorb what is going on and move on.
“Lastly, India just needs to reboot. People need to realize that when there is so much hype, so much pressure, and when you are playing so much cricket, then these sudden and drastic defeats do come. When the volume of cricket that you play is so high, then this will happen. You need to absorb it and move on,” Salman Butt said.