"Gavaskar, Kapil, Tendulkar, Dhoni.. no one was spared" Ravi Shastri claps back at Rohit, Kohli critics
Virat Kohli at the T20 World Cup 2022 [Source: Associated Press]
India's tour to Bangladesh has commenced with the first ODI of the series. Senior batters like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are returning to the squad after getting rested in the last series against New Zealand. India's exit from the T20 World Cup and the seniors immediately being rested sparked a lot of debate.
The T20 World was possibly the last for the likes of Sharma and Kohli. A lot of debate has also been raised around Rohit's form and place in the squad. Ravi Shashtri spoke in support of the two veterans and their struggle with bad form.
What Ravi said
"It has happened to everybody. When need be, it happened with even Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Tendulkar, Dhoni... no one was spared. Everyone has their time because the expectations are so high. And it's a very sentimental lot. We Indians... we expect a lot, we want consistency at the same time. But we should also think that they are all human beings. You can't expect them to be on the road and performing all the time. Sometimes it happens, you will get ebbs and flows in form. It's only natural."