Former India coach Ravi Shastri, who has observed Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma at their finest up close, has stepped forth to defend the two of the country’s top batsmen, claiming that no batsman has ever been able to avoid breaking form.
With a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh beginning on Sunday, India’s journey to the 50-over World Cup gets underway. Since India was eliminated from the T20 World Cup last month, players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli will be making their comeback in this series.
It’s time to start over for the Men in Blue now that another chance to break their ICC title drought has passed. Another World Cup year is just around the corner. The two biggest talents in Indian cricket, Rohit and Kohli, are likely done playing T20 Internationals, thus they are looking at their last opportunity to win the World Cup.
However, both of their bats must produce runs for it to happen. By amassing lots of runs in both the Asia Cup and the World Cup, Kohli has been able to vanquish the bad form that plagued him in the first half and has emerged as the leading run-scorer in both competitions.
Fans are worried about Rohit’s form, even though his has allowed Team India to breathe a tremendous sigh of relief. The skipper of India has been having trouble lately; his last fifty came in a June match against England. The ODI format is statistically Rohit and Kohli’s favorite, and the two may be confident in their ability to play themselves in and score significant runs.
“We want consistency at the same time”: Ravi Shastri
Former India coach Ravi Shastri, who has observed both Kohli and Rohit at their finest up close, has stepped forward to defend the two top batsmen, claiming that no batter has ever been able to escape losing form and that it is inevitable given the volume of cricket the Indian cricketers play.
“It’s happened to everyone. It happened to Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Tendulkar, Dhoni, and others when necessary. Because the stakes are so great, everyone has their turn. And it’s a sentimental bunch. We Indians… we have high expectations and demand consistency” Ravi Shastri said.
“However, we must remember that they are all human beings. You can’t expect them to always be on the road and performing. The form will occasionally experience ebbs and flows. It’s only natural, isn’t it? “Ravi Shastri told veteran sports journalist Vimal Kumar during an interview on his YouTube channel.
The duo of Rohit and Kohli is just 86 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in ODIs, a milestone that is expected to be reached during the upcoming three one-day matches.