Saba Karim Sees Captaincy as “Additional Responsibility.” Former India cricketer Saba Karim has expressed concern about captain Rohit Sharma’s batting form since taking over the leadership role.
Team IND defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series at home, led by Rohit. With the third T20I win in Dharamsala. India joined AFGH and Romania as the countries with the most consecutive victories in the format, with 12 victories. This team has been so dominant at home that even a new-look squad looked at ease against teams like New Zealand, the West Indies, and now Sri Lanka. Skipper Rohit Sharma was accurate with his bowling changes and field placements, but lacked consistency with the bat, for which he is well known.
Rohit scored 44, 1, and 5 points in each of the three matches. This sparked a debate, with former wicketkeeper-batter and selector Saba Karim expressing his concerns about India captain Virat Kohli’s recent batting form.
Saba Karim: Captaincy as “Additional Responsibility”
“Rohit Sharma’s batting prowess has earned him a spot in the XI. Captaincy comes with additional responsibilities. When it comes to batting, he should not lose focus. Many times, we’ve seen captains struggle to perform well in their primary skill. This should not occur “Karim stated this while speaking on Khelneeti.
He went on to say that this was just the “starting phase” for Rohit as a captain. And that the balancing act between leading the team and batting could soon follow in the upcoming matches. With the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia coming up later this year.
“Rohit Sharma is only at the beginning of his career. He will gradually realize how crucial his runs are to the team. His performance in Australia (during the T20 World Cup) will be critical, as the grounds are large and the opposition has top-tier bowlers. So, yes, Rohit Sharma should work on this “Saba Karim concluded.
Rohit will lead the Indian Test team for the first time when they play Sri Lanka in the first of two Tests, which begins on March 4 in Mohali.