Former captain Rohit-Virat’s target, be it Sachin or Gavaskar, the question arises whether he did not score a single half-century in 14 matches
New Delhi: The bat of two senior players of the Indian cricket team, Captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli, has been silent for a long time. Both are struggling to score runs. Both the batsmen failed to score runs during the warm-up match in England on Thursday. Former India captain Kapil Dev said, “No matter how big a player you are, if you keep failing you will be questioned.”
Senior players of the Indian team were rested for the T20I series against South Africa at home. To this Kapil said, ‘Today it is very difficult to know who was given rest and who sought rest. Only voters will know this.
Rohit Sharma is a great player, there is no question about it but if you don’t score a half century with your bat even after 14 matches, then the question arises. Be it Gary Sobers, Don Bradman, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar or Viv Richards. What happened, only Rohit can answer this question.
Rohit and Virat also failed to score in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League. Both the batsmen struggled to score runs for their respective franchise teams. Rohit’s team was knocked out in the first round itself and in 14 matches he could only manage 268 runs, which did not include a single half-century. Virat played 16 matches and scored 341 runs with two fifties in his account.
Kapil further said, ‘Has cricket become too much for him, which he no longer enjoys. Players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli should enjoy this game. The most important thing is what they think of the game.