The Quicker Virat Kohli Discovers His Form It's Going To Be That Much Easier For Rohit Sharma To Then Manage Things – Ajit Agarkar

Published - 31 Jan 2022, 05:01 PM

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Former Indian speedster Ajit Agarkar has said that the Indian white-ball captain Rohit Sharma will find it easier to manage things in the team if Virat Kohli quickly discovers his form.

Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new white-ball captain of the team after Kohli stepped down from T20I captaincy and BCCI removed him from ODI captaincy. Also, Kohli had stepped down as India’s red-ball captain following the 2-1 Test series defeat against South Africa and so far the BCCI has not announced a new Test captain.

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Meanwhile, Agarkar feels that Kohli is not at his best at the moment and his form is a concern for the Indian team.

At the end of the day you’re only successful as successful your team is and if you don’t win, it eventually doesn’t matter how great a player you are out on the field, it’s not enjoyable playing in the team,” Agarkar said on Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’.

“We talk about different combinations before – Virat Kohli would be a key factor because of the kind of player that he is but at the moment he isn’t at his best, which is a fact and the quicker he discovers his form it’s going to be that much easier for Rohit Sharma to then manage that thing because of what he can do on his own, Kohli.

“Kohli’s form is a concern, but we all know what a player he is. So, hopefully, he discovers his form sooner rather than later,” he added.

He’s not going through a bad patch of form – Aakash Chopra on Virat Kohli

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Chopra believes that Virat Kohli who scored his last international century in November 2019, is not going through a bad patch but he isn’t the same batter anymore. Cricketer-turned-commentator added that Kohli is not dominating like he used to do.

“From a personal and individual standpoint, you want to convert those 50s into 100s because you’ve got to save something for the rainy days as well. He’s not going through a bad patch of form, so to speak, in terms of runs, but when you see him bat, you don’t see the same Virat Kohli,” said Aakash Chopra.

“He’s not imposing, he’s not dominating, he’s still scratching around, he’s scoring those runs and that’s what all great players do – we saw Sachin, Rahul – we’ve seen them accumulate runs, but he’s (Virat Kohli) not an accumulator, he’s an enforce.

“But he’s not there yet. But the one thing I actually want to see, is now Rohit Sharma will have his stamp of authority and the brand of cricket that he wants to play,” he added. 

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