Team India are currently preparing to face Australia in the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Men in Blue have already managed an unassailable lead of 2-0 by winning the first two matches. Rohit Sharma has shown great captaincy abilities in those matches along with a match-winning century in the series opener.
But, ahead of the third Test in Indore, the former team India skipper, Kapil Dev came up with a view regarding Rohit’s fitness. He said that the current team India skipper needs to work hard on it and compared it with Virat Kohli’s fitness. Kapil also claimed that Virat Kohli’s fitness is top-notch compared to others.
“Rohit (Sharma) is a great player and a great captain, but he needs to get fit.” – Kapil Dev
While speaking on the ABP show, Kapil said that it is quite a shame that Rohit Sharma looks so unfit on television. He said: “It is very important (to be fit). More so for a captain. It’s a shame if you are not fit. Rohit needs to put some hard work on it. He is a great batter but when you talk about his fitness, he looks a bit overweight, at least on TV.”
“Yes, it’s different when you look at someone on TV and then in real life. But from whatever I see, Rohit is a great player and a great captain, but he needs to get fit. Look at Virat, whenever you see him, you say, ‘that’s some fitness!’,” Kapil Dev concluded. However, fitness has been a concern for the star batter in recent times. Rohit missed several matches with hamstring injuries.
Hearing such a statement from the former skipper, Rohit Sharma fans were not happy. They came up and slammed him all over the internet. They even claimed that even with such a fitness level, it is Rohit Sharma only who comes up with some top contributions when it matters most compared to Kohli.
Here are some tweets to troll Kapil Dev from Rohit Sharma fans on Twitter:
— iam s.k (@soyabkhatri26) February 23, 2023
That's some fitness 🤡 pic.twitter.com/Q7Wbcmsuwh
— Wanderer (@Wanderer264264) February 23, 2023
Is Kapil dev's opinion/statment still relevant ?
— ammarr (@ammar120_) February 23, 2023
ye expert log kon hai, in logo ko expert q kaha jata hai..? 🤷😂🤣🤣#RohitSharma𓃵 | #KapilDev ☕️ pic.twitter.com/6T8lFEWhzb
— Tanay Vasu (@tanayvasu) February 23, 2023
The so called "ex-cricketers" of our country have the habit of degrading their own reputation just for the sake of being relevant in the sports tv industry.#Kapildev #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/xbU6mDeGHr
— Dr.Nikhat (@Bad_Dr_) February 23, 2023
Rohit Sharma to Kapil Devpic.twitter.com/9bqecxZZZC
— 𝒜ℬ (@AB_THE_BOSS) February 23, 2023
Why rohit had to be Virat kohli. When being Rohit sharma you scoring centuries where world no 1 , no 2 are struggling to score & captaining India to rank no 1 across formats. Rohit is best being rohit, he dont need to become Virat. Don't agree with kapil dev sir on this 😐 pic.twitter.com/nLHQkyp6nQ
— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) February 23, 2023
Rohit Sharma is the only player who has batted full 50 overs 3 times.
And continuously scoring runs for India .
but according to kapil dev rohit sharma is unfit for playing ☕😂 pic.twitter.com/Ay3q7EX9Uy
— UNSTOPPABLE (@unstoppable__45) February 23, 2023