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5 cricketers who are always made scapegoats when the team loses

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Winning and losing is a part of the game, they say. So is a slump and a revival in form. No cricketer has been at his peak for the entire duration of his career. There are ups and downs in every player’s form, but when the slump coincides with the team’s loss, some of them are not as lucky as others, to get away with it easily.The media and fans alike, play the blame game and accuse these players to be the sole reason behind the team’s loss, easily forgetting their match-winning performances in victorious outings.Here’s a look at some of these cricketers, who are invariably made the scapegoats whenever the team loses.

#1 Rohit Sharma

From “HitMan” to “MaggiMan”, his nickname does a perennial see-saw

Rohit Sharma has been a permanent player for Team India for quite a while now. Though his form may seem chaotic and is similar to a roller coaster ride, he sometimes scintillates all with a fiery knock that silences critics in a flash. The special feat of being the only cricketer in the whole world to have 2 double centuries to his name in ODIs leaves little to be told. When he’s on a song, he’s a treat to watch and fans simply celebrate him as the “Hit Man”.

But fans are equally voracious when he doesn’t perform. They go all the way to brand him the sole reason for the team’s loss. If Rohit gets out cheaply and India loses, critics are only too eager to point fingers at him. How easily he goes from being called a “Hit-Man” in one match to being called a “Maggi Man” in the next, is a record of its own.

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