Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India captain Rohit Sharma is in brilliant form at the moment. The right-handed batsman slammed his second century of the series against England in the fifth Test at Dharmashala on Friday. Rohit did not look uncomfortable for even a single delivery. He was cut to the task and played every ball on its merit.

However earlier, former England batter Geoffrey Boycott had slammed Rohit for his poor run by saying that he is past his best. Boycott wrote that Rohit is 37 years old and with just two hundreds against his name in last two years at home, he looks done in the format.

“Their captain Rohit Sharma is nearly 37 and past his best. He makes pretty cameos but has scored only two Test hundreds at home in four years,” Boycott had written in his column for The Telegraph.

However, responding to Boycott’s comment, Rohit’s fans took to social media website X (formerly Twitter) to slam Boycott. As per the fans, Rohit was still capable to destroy any bowling attack in the world. 

In reaction, Boycott had reacted by saying, “Supporters of Rohit stop defending the indefensible he’s been a super batsman & still good but nobody gets better after age 36, we all decline in fitness reactions speed of thought endurance etc, doesn’t mean he can’t make runs but has to use all his experience to combat his age.”

The statements are reportedly going viral again after Rohit slammed his second century of the series.