‘If you don’t score a fifty in 14 games…’: Kapil Dev questions Rohit’s form | Cricket

There are few better scenes in the game than looking at Rohit Sharma’s point. He may be one of the best timers on the ball but the stylish right-handed batter went through a bad IPL season this year. Rohit failed to score a single fifty for the first time in his worst season in the 2008 inaugural edition. He averaged 19.14 in 14 outings and hit just 248 at a strike rate of 120.17. (‘England club cricketers do not have 30 per cent access to facilities in Pakistan’)

Led by Rohit, the five-time IPL winner won a disappointing tournament in which he finished last on the point list. Not a lot of things went his way but Rohit is ready to lead India in his first overseas assignment. India and England will play the fifth and final Test in Birmingham on July 1.

Rohit, who was rested for the T20I series against South Africa at home, looks to start anew and run under his belt. In the first four Tests in England, he scored 368 runs in four Tests, including one hundred and two fifties – a testament to his batting prowess. But his latest batting numbers say something else.

Former India captain Kapil Dev has also questioned Rohit’s lean patch, saying he had to be part of his home assignment against South Africa. “Today it is difficult to know who has been rested or who has been asked to rest. Only selectors will know about this, Kapil said Uncut.

“The player (Rohit) is fantastic, there’s no question about it. But if you haven’t scored a half-century in 14 matches, questions arise from Gary Sobers, Don Bradman, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar or Viv Richards. Only Rohit can answer what is happening. Is it too much (cricket) or has he stopped enjoying it? “

“Players like Rohit and Virat (Kohli) should enjoy the game. How they feel is important (to their performances). “

Kapil has spoken about the mentality of both players and critics have predicted that it would be ‘impossible’ for the Indian duo to continue their modest form. Like Rohit, Virat Kohli also witnessed the IPL season with three golden ducks. He averaged 22.73 throughout the tournament, which is his lowest since the 2010 season.

Kohli’s batting collapse has caused former players, including Brett Lee and Ravishastri, to feel that the star cricketer needs to take a break to “refresh his mind”.

“You have to run (to return to form). You can’t go too far based solely on fame. Eventually, the opportunities will dry up. How many opportunities do you need after 14 games? I don’t understand why they are relaxing. If dropped, where do they get the chance to play? It’s hard to see how they play now, ”Kapil said.

“I think that these players have to correct their thinking. I’m happy if they prove me wrong. If you don’t score, there’s a problem somewhere. One or more cricket or too little. We only see one thing. It’s hard, it can’t be, your show and the bat should talk, no matter the rest.

Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar have come up with similar players. We didn’t think so. Then they (Kohli) emerged. Face to face, ”he said.


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