India have started their preparations for the 2023 World Cup. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have returned for the ODI series in Bangladesh after the semi-final exit in the IC T20 World Cup 2022.
While Virat returned to form in the Asia Cup 2022 and was the leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup in Australia, Rohit Sharma’s struggle with the bat is not ending.
He scored just one fifty in the ICC tournament Down Under and has been an easy wicket for the rival bowlers in the last few months. If India want to win the ODI World Cup at home, the team skipper must be in his prime form.
Meanwhile, former India coach Ravi Shastri who has seen the best of the star batters from the close range, has come to their defence. Shastri feels batters are bound to fail when they play a lot of cricket.
“Kapil, Gavaskar, Sachin and Dhoni were not spared by poor form. Everyone has to go through it, and Virat and Rohit are no different. We Indians expect too much and must realise they are human. They are big players and will score runs for the country,” he said.