India’s new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma came out in support of former captain Virat Kohli as he asked the media to give the latter his much-needed space. Ahead of the first T20I match against West Indies on Wednesday, India captain Rohit Sharma came out in support of Virat Kohli when asked about his recent inconsistent performances.
Virat Kohli, who has been going through a rough phase has found himself under the scanner of critics because of his inconsistent performances. Recently, during the third ODI match against West Indies, Virat hit a new low in the ODI cricket in almost a decade as he got out for a two-ball duck.
In a pre-match virtual press conference, Rohit Sharma was quizzed if Virat Kohli was in the right “mental space”. Responding to this, Rohit slammed the media and asked them to leave Virat Kohli alone. He said:
“If you guys can keep quiet for a while, I think he’ll be alright. We don’t need to do too much talking from your side, then everything will be taken care of. He is in a great mental space from whatever I see of him. He has been part of this international team for more than a decade. If someone has spent that much time in international cricket, they know how to handle the pressure situations, the environment, everything. It all starts from you guys. If you guys can keep it quite for a bit, then everything will fall into place,”
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma led Indian cricket team will take on West Indies in a three-match T20I series, starting Wednesday, February 16. After whitewashing the Windies 3-0 in the ODI series last week, the Indian side will look forward to stamping their authority in the T20I series as well. All three T20Is will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.