Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain, addressed the ongoing debate about the roles of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in India’s squad in T20I cricket. Kapil Dev highlighted that the selectors should make the decision on the duo’s future based on their judgment.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli haven’t played T20Is since the 2022 World Cup semi-final loss to England, raising uncertainty about their future in the T20I setup. The selectors face the task of deciding their roles in the team with the T20 World Cup 2024 only six months away.
This Depends On The Selectors – Kapil Dev
Speaking at the inaugural tee-off ceremony of the Kapil Dev Grant Thornton Invitational golf tournament in Gurugram, the former Indian all-rounder emphasized that selectors should make decisions appropriate for the team’s future in T20I cricket.
“This depends on the selectors, we can’t put our finger everywhere. It is their decision, they should do what they feel is right,” Kapil said during an event, as quoted by ANI.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been rested for the ongoing T20I series against Australia due to the short turnaround period and workload management. The selectors opted to include only three players from the 2023 World Cup campaign in the five-match series.
He Is The Number One Man In The Country – Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev expressed delight at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gesture of visiting the dressing room after India’s World Cup final defeat against Australia. The former Indian pacer wished for the Prime Minister’s support in golf as well.
“If the PM doesn’t encourage then who will? He is the number one man in the country it feels good that he supports and I wish that he supports golf as well.”
“It feels good to see them win….If you win, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any flaws so rectifying them is the most important thing,” Kapil Dev further added.
Narendra Modi visited the Indian dressing room after their World Cup final defeat to Australia, providing consolation and praising the players for their performances. The Indian Prime Minister’s gesture was appreciated for boosting the team’s spirits.