ENG vs IND: It Is Important For Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli To Perform: Saba Karim: The Indian team has reached England to participate in the 5th test against England. However, from this match, there has been a big reaction regarding the form of Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Former India player Saba Karim has said that it will be complicated for India to win the last Test if Rohit and Virat do not make valuable contributions with the bat.
The form of both these legendary batsmen was not good in IPL 2022. Rohit scored just 268 runs in 14 matches for Mumbai Indians at an average of 19.14, and not a single half-century came off his bat.
At the same time, Virat Kohli scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. During this, he was dismissed for zero three times.
ENG vs IND: Saba Karim on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s poor form
During a discussion on India News, Saba Karim was asked if Kohli and Rohit, who are not in excellent form, would hurt the team. In response, he said,
“Yes, it will impact. It will be challenging to win if your main batters don’t score runs. We have seen where England’s strengths lie, and to counter that, it is necessary that your match-winners, who have the experience, score runs the way Joe Root and Ben Stokes did for England.”
“The leading players will have to score runs in big matches. You are talking about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Both of them will have to find a solution in the end.
“However big the coach might be, a coach can only help you to a certain extent, and you only have to go and bat in the middle according to your strengths,” he added.
At the same time, Saba also said that the pressure of captaincy had been removed from Virat, and in such a situation, he should bat freely. His scoring is essential from India’s point of view.