Kapil Dev. Photo- Getty
Kapil Dev. Photo- Getty

Kapil Dev, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, made a statement over Rohit Sharma’s lack of form in recent times.

Rohit Sharma had a lacklustre IPL 2022 season, failing to score a half-century in 14 matches for his Mumbai Indians franchise, which he also captains. With the best score of 48, the opener scored 268 runs in 14 innings at ‘19.14.

Rohit Sharma. PC- Leicestershire Twitter
Rohit Sharma. PC- Leicestershire Twitter

There is no other way for the faltering Rohit to come back into form, according to critics, who claim that he should have participated in the games.

A player’s status will be challenged after a protracted period of poor play, according to batting icon Kapil Dev.

“Today, it is difficult to tell who has been given a break or who has requested one. Selectors alone will be aware of this “Speaking on UnCut, Kapil.

Rohit Sharma. Photo- IPL
Rohit Sharma. Photo- IPL

“Rohit is outstanding, without a doubt, he continued. It does not matter if you are Gary Sobers, Don Bradman, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, or Viv Richards; if you do not make a fifty in 14 games, questions will be asked. That is a question that only Rohit can answer. Is the cricket too much for him, or has he grown tired of it?”

“Players like Rohit and Virat Kohli should have a good time.” “How they feel is critical for their performances” Kapil Dev said.

‘Problem seems to be with the mindset’: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev claimed that the duo’s mindset appears to be the issue; they should consider what is bothering them, as it will be difficult to quell the naysayers if they fail to score runs.

“I believe that these guys need to adjust their way of thinking. If they disprove my claims, I will be pleased. There must be an issue if you are not scoring runs. Either there is an excess or a deficit of cricket.”

Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

“Only your performance is visible to us. It may be difficult to terminate conversations if performance has declined. It is not feasible. You should speak, as should the bat. Rest is irrelevant” Kapil Dev remarked.

From July 1 to 5, the Indian team will play England in a Test match in Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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