‘Takleef hua bechaare ko bolne de!’ – Rohit Sharma fans slam Kapil Dev for praising Virat Kohli’s fitness over him

Rohit Sharma’s fitness has been an issue in recent years.

Kapil Dev and Rohit Sharma
Kapil Dev and Rohit Sharma (Image Source: Twitter)

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:

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