‘Gavaskar, Kapil, Tendulkar, Dhoni no one was spared’: Shastri’s strong message to Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli critics

With a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh beginning on Sunday, India’s journey to the 50-over World Cup gets underway. In this series, stars like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli will make their comebacks after India was ousted from the T20 World Cup last month.

Although the Men in Blue may have lost yet another chance to break their ICC championship drought, another World Cup year is quickly approaching, therefore it’s time to start over. The two biggest talents in Indian cricket, Rohit and Kohli, look at their last opportunity to win the World Cup since they are likely done playing T20 Internationals.

But for that to happen, both of their bats need to produce runs. By scoring a tonne of runs in both the Asia Cup and the World Cup, Kohli could put an end to his shaky performance from the first half and emerge as the leading run-scorer in both competitions. While Rohit’s form has given Team India a huge sigh of relief, his fans are worried.

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With his last fifty coming in a June match against England, the India captain has been having trouble lately. Since ODIs are Rohit and Kohli’s preferred formats in terms of statistics, they may be confident in their ability to play themselves and score significant runs. There has been much discussion about Rohit and Kohli’s performance and how vital it will remain for India to win World Cups.

Critics are occasionally prepared to draw their swords at even the smallest moments, though. No batter has ever been able to escape losing form, and when Indian cricketers play as much cricket as they do, it is inevitable, according to former India coach Ravi Shastri, who has seen both Kohli and Rohit at their best up close. Shastri has defended the two top Indian batters.

“Almost everyone has experienced it. Everyone was hurt when necessary, including Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Tendulkar, and Dhoni. Because of the great expectations, everyone has their moment. And they are a sentimental bunch. We Indians have high expectations and also demand consistency. But we must also remember that they are all people.

They can’t be expected to perform and travel constantly. You may occasionally experience ebbs and flows in shape. It simply makes sense, “During a YouTube interview with seasoned sports writer Vimal Kumar, Shastri said.

The partnership of Rohit and Kohli is 86 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in ODIs, a milestone that is likely to be reached during the upcoming three one-day matches. With 7324 runs, Kohli is 39 runs shy of overtaking his coach Rahul Dravid’s record of 7362 runs for India in ODIs played away from home. Kohli has a batting average of 80.8 in the format in Bangladesh, which is his highest mark in any one country.

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