Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are both going through a skinny patch. While the former has not scored a ton since November 2019, the latter has not been able to hit half a century in 14 consecutive matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Now both the senior Indian batsmen will be expected to perform well in the upcoming Tour of England, which starts with a Test match in Birmingham from 1 July. It is a rescheduled Test match that will determine the fate of the unfinished series between India and England that was disrupted in 2021 due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Before the series, Kapil Dev, captain of the 1983 World Cup, gave his views on both players’ form.
During a discussion on a YouTube channel, Dev was told by the anchor that many people told him not to analyze Kohli’s form as he did not play cricket.
To which Dev replied: “Even I have not played as much cricket as Virat Kohli. Then we can never criticize these players because we have not played so much cricket yet. It is wrong. We have played cricket and we understand The And after I understand the game, I feel, somewhere or the other, they need to correct their own thought process, not ours.
“If you prove us wrong, we will be happy. If you do not score runs, we feel there is something wrong somewhere. Maybe there is too much cricket. If there is too much cricket, talk to yourself and if there is too little. cricket, talk to yourself, ”Kapil Dev added on Uncut YouTube channel.
“We only see one thing and that is your achievement. And if the achievement is not there, how many people can you stop talking? It is not possible. Your bat and your achievement must speak, nothing else.”
When asked about Kohli’s century drought, Kapil Dev said: “I also ask the same thing: Such a big player and such a big gap. I’m also bothered by it, because he’s like a hero to us We used to think we could never get a player compared to Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, but Kohli forced us to compare him to them, but for the past two years he has not done so. That’s why I’m bothered. I think mentally he needs to improve his cricket. “
Kapil Dev also talked about Rohit not getting half a century in the IPL. “The player is brilliant. But if you do not score fifty in 14 games, there will be question marks. Whether it’s Gary Sobers, or Don Bradman, or Sachin, or Virat Kohli or Vivian Richards or Sunil Gavaskar. If ‘ “A great player like him does not score in so many matches, there will be question marks. Only Rohit Sharma can answer what happens to him. Players like him and Virat Kohli should enjoy the match.”
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