“They All Get Out When It Comes To Scoring Runs,” says Kapil Dev of India’s star trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul.
Former India captain Kapil Dev has stated that the current team’s approach in the shortest format of the game needs to be changed.
The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia in October and November this year, and it will be intriguing to see how the Rohit Sharma-led team does in the tournament after failing to reach the semi-finals in the previous edition, which was held in the UAE. Former India captain Kapil Dev has stated that the current team’s strategy in the shortest version of the game needs to change. He also stated that Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul have the ability to bowl at a strike rate of 150 or higher, but they must pick if they want to be an anchor or a striker.
KL Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 games for Lucknow Super Giants in the just-completed IPL at a strike rate of 135.38.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians, scored 286 runs at a strike rate of 120 in 14 games.
Virat Kohli of the Royal Challengers Bangalore batted at a strike rate of 115.99 in 16 games.
Kapil Dev stated that
“The stakes are high, and the pressure may be too much, but that should not be the case. You must play a courageous game of cricket. All three of these players (Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul) have a strike rate of 150-160. They’re all big players, yet when it’s time to score runs, they all leave the game. We say you can take your time in the beginning (8-10-12 balls), but you must play 25 balls to be eliminated. When it’s time to take off, you exit the plane, and the pressure builds up on you. You can either be the striker or the anchor. This is something that the players or the squad must determine “On the Uncut YouTube channel, Kapil Dev said.
“If you’re talking about KL Rahul, you should tell him that if he bowls 20 overs and gets 80-90 runs, that’s good enough. However, if you bowl 20 overs and return with a score of 60 not out, you are not doing the team justice “He went on to say.
When asked if the team’s strategy in T20Is needed to change, the former India captain said: “I believe the approach must change, and if it does not, the players must be replaced. If they are important players, they must have a significant impact on the team. You are not famous only because of your name, and must also be famous for your performances. You should play cricket like that if you’re a big name. Otherwise, we’ve come to discuss it.”
Under the leadership of KL Rahul, India will play South Africa in a five-match T20I series. For the series, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been rested.