Former Indian captain and the current Indian captain, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, respectively, are currently enduring a lean patch with the bat. Both of them arenâ€™t in the best of forms and with the T20 World Cup 2022 coming ahead, this is a major concern for team India.
In the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have struggled to score runs. The duo hasn’t scored a single half-century thus far in the tournament.
In 9 matches, Virat Kohli has only managed to score 128 runs at an average and strike rate of 16 and 119.63 respectively. The former Indian skipper has gotten out on a duck twice in the competition.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharmaâ€™s form with the bat in the competition doesnâ€™t inspire a lot of confidence either. The Mumbai skipper has 153 runs in 8 matches at an average of 19.12. His poor form has had a severe effect on the teamâ€™s fortune. Mumbai have played eight matches thus far in the Indian T20 League 2022 and havenâ€™t won a single game this season.
Meanwhile, Indian Cricket Boardâ€™s president, Sourav Ganguly stated that both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are top-class players and is also hopeful that the duo will start scoring runs soon.
â€œThey (Rohit and Kohli) are great players and I am sure they will get back in form. I hope they start scoring runs soon. I donâ€™t know what is going on in Virat Kohliâ€™s head but I am sure he will regain his form and get some good runs. He is a great player,â€ said the former Indian skipper.
Furthermore, Sourav Ganguly also heaped praise on young pacer Umran Malik and called him as the face of the league so far.
â€œOh, itâ€™s very interesting, I am watching [the IPL]. Any team can win and everyone is playing well. The two new teams â€“ Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants â€“ are doing well. Umran Malikâ€™s bowling has been eye-catching. Umesh Yadav too has bowled well and so has Khaleel Ahmed. I would say Umran Malik has been the outstanding face of the league so far,â€ he added.