‘He has to get fit,’ says Kapil Dev of skipper Rohit Sharma, urging him to follow Virat Kohli’s fitness. Kapil Dev could not hold back in complementing Virat Kohli for his exceptional fitness.
Former India captain and world champion Kapil Dev believes Rohit Sharma has to improve his fitness because he appears to be overweight. The in-form star batter is now heading Team India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Sharma recently became the first Indian skipper to record an international century in all formats of the game. The 35-year-old batsman accomplished the milestone during the first Test in Nagpur. After scoring 120 runs in the first Test, Rohit added 32 and 31 runs in the second Test in Delhi.
‘He appears a little overweight, at least on TV,’ says Kapil Dev of captain Rohit Sharma’s fitness
“That is quite significant (to be fit). Especially for a captain. It’s a pity if you’re not physically fit. Rohit has to put up some effort. “He’s a fantastic batter, but when it comes to fitness, he seems a little overweight, at least on TV,” Kapil Dev told ABP News.
“Certainly, there is a difference between seeing someone on TV and seeing them in person. Yet, from what I’ve seen, Rohit is a fantastic player and captain, but he has to be in shape. Look at Virat, anytime you see him, you think to yourself, ‘that’s some fitness!’ “declared the captain of the previous World Champion team.
Kapil was noted for his fitness, at least by the standards that existed during his playing days, and could contribute with all-round performance for the national team across a sixteen-year career.
Rohit Sharma and his teammates are looking forward to the third Test, which will begin on March 1 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. The team led the four-match series 2-0 after winning the first two Tests under Rahul Dravid. It’s worth noting that the hosts won the first game of the series by an innings and 132 runs.
After the first triumph, the merciless Indian team won the second Test by a six-wicket margin, retaining the Border Gavaskar Trophy. India is currently one win away from clinching a position in the World Test Championship final in June.