Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s bats don’t score as many runs as they used to. Therefore, Kapil Dev, India’s World Cup-winning captain in 1983, stated that it would be preferable for India to not solely rely on Kohli and Rohit. Indian cricket’s transition period has already begun. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are unlikely to play T20 cricket frequently, and their ODI careers are likely to follow suit after this year’s World Cup at home. For about a decade, Rohit and Kohli have been the backbone of Indian cricket.
In limited-overs cricket, they are still among the top 10 batters in the world, but a lot has changed over the past few years. There is a pool of talent that is waiting for opportunities, even though these two stalwarts’ bats don’t produce as many runs as they used to. India’s 1983 World Cup-winning commander Kapil Dev, accordingly, said it will be better in the event that India doesn’t stick their expectations of winning the World Cup on Kohli and Rohit alone.
They will need to prioritize the team rather than their own personal interests. If you think Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and a few other players will win the World Cup, then that’s never going to happen. Aap Virat, Rohit, and a few other players pe bhadosa karenge ki wo hume World Cup jeetayenge toh aisa kabhi bhi nahi ho sakta You ought to have faith in your team. Do we have a team like that? Definitely. Are there particular match winners? Of course, yes! Kapil stated to ABP News, “We have players who can win the World Cup.”
For more than two years, Rohit, India’s current all-format captain, has not scored a century in ODI cricket. Kohli, then again, finished a three-year out sitting tight for an ODI century in the third match against Bangladesh last month. According to Kapil, Rohit and Kohli have contributed, and the time has come for the youngsters to step up and lead the team. They are the team’s center, but we need to change that and recruit at least five to six players like them.
Because of this, I say, you can’t trust Virat and Rohit. You want players who satisfy every one of their obligations. Rohit will be close to 37 years old at the conclusion of this year’s World Cup at home, while Kohli will have just turned 36. According to Kapil, the two legends would need to work extremely hard to participate in the upcoming ODI World Cup. Rohit and Virat have been two of India’s most important cricketers for eight to ten years.
Many people have begun to inquire as to whether this will be Virat and Rohit’s final World Cup. They can play, I believe, but they will need to put in a lot of effort. Fitness will be important. Will they be able to compete with the many young people coming up? There is a question mark, but it depends on how they plan to play. For the three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka, which begins on January 10, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will return to the Indian team.