If Media Can Keep Quiet For A Bit, Kohli Will Be Fine: Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli’s batting form has been the topic of discussion in the cricketing community over the previous few days. Despite scoring a couple of ’50s in the 3-match ODI series versus South Africa, the ex-India captain could only produce 26 runs in 3 home games versus the West Indies. Kohli scored ducks in the prior 2 ODIs too though, so it’s no surprise that captain Rohit Sharma had to address concerns about the 33-year old’s form.
Rohit, on the other hand, put an end to any conjecture regarding his counterpart’s batting performance and urged the mainstream press not to create too much of something. Furthermore, India’s limited-overs captain remarked that Kohli is now appreciating his cricket and asked the media to be silent on the topic.
Virat Kohli will be fine and everything will be taken care of: Rohit Sharma
“I think it will start with you guys (media). If you guys can keep quiet for a while, then Virat Kohli will be fine and everything will be taken care of. He is in a great mental space and he has been part of international cricket for more than a decade. When someone has spent such a long time in international cricket, they know how to handle pressure situations. “I think it all starts from you guys, if you can keep it quiet for a bit, everything will fall in place,” said Rohit in an interaction.
The Indian team is coping with a slew of injuries ahead of the T20I series versus the WI team. Three players have been pulled out of the series, notably KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, and Axar Patel. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is unconcerned about ailments and believes they are a regular component of a player’s life.
“We have a very packed schedule and injuries are bound to happen. It is important that we give guys who are going to fill those roles, enough game time. It is important that we use this series and the next series that will follow after this, to our good potential and see whoever are likely to have, what they can offer us,” the India skipper added.