The last few months haven’t really been great for Virat Kohli. After getting knocked out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the Super 12 stages, India went on to lose the Test series in South Africa under his leadership. Besides, he’s no longer India’s captain in either of the three formats.
Moreover, in the recently concluded three-match one-day series against West Indies, Kohli was able to score just 26 runs. Thus, India’s limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma was asked about the batting maestro’s form ahead of the three-match T20I series against the men in maroon. However, he was in no mood to entertain any questions pertaining to Kohli’s form.
He blamed the media for creating a ruckus over the same. Sharma stated that the 33-year-old is in a very good space. He also mentioned the fact that Kohli has been playing international cricket for a really long time, and knows how to handle pressure situations.
Virat Kohli is in a very good space: Rohit Sharma
“I think it all starts with you guys (the media). If talking from your side stops, everything will be taken care of. He is in a very good space from what I can see and he has been part of the international team for more than a decade. He has spent so much time in international cricket that he knows how to handle pressure situations. So I think everything starts from you guys. If you guys can keep it quiet for a bit everything will fall in place,” said Rohit Sharma, as quoted by India Today
This audacious statement from the “Hitman” comes just a few days after he backed Kohli to come good. When asked by the reporters about the Delhi batter’s confidence, Sharma chuckled. He specified that he isn’t in need of any confidence.
“Does Virat Kohli need more confidence? (laughs). If Kohli is in need of confidence, then who in the team is confident? I know he has not scored a hundred for long but he is getting fifties. Even in South Africa, he hit 2 fifties in 3 matches,” he said.