Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir slammed Team India’s best batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma over taking regular breaks.

The former southpaw made a bold statement that the senior players of the team can’t afford to take so many breaks at regular intervals.

“If Rohit and Kohli want to play in the upcoming ODI World Cup, they should stop taking breaks often,” said Gambhir.

Both Kohli and Rohit took breaks from white ball cricket after the T20 World Cup and that does not seem to have gone down well with Gambhir.

“We need to identify the core. We have chopped and changed too much and never had a settled unit. More importantly, you can’t keep taking breaks. The World is around the corner, and if you wanna play in the World Cup, you need to be there, be it Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, they need to play consistent cricket. They can’t keep taking breaks when it’s a World Cup year and suddenly by the time the World Cup is around the corner, you’ll realise you still don’t have a core. It will never work and that is what happened in the last two World Cups,” he said.

Kohli and Rohit are big match-winners and their form is surely going to be key to India’s success at the upcoming ODI World Cup. Their form has been questioned by experts in recent times. 

While Kohli hit back at the critics with the bat during the T20 World Cup in Australia, Rohit’s form is still a concern. With the Indian team now starting to get their house in order for the ODI World Cup in India, Rohit and Kohli would like to strike top form.