New Delhi. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev, who won the country its first World Cup title in 1983, has once again questioned Rohit Sharma’s fitness. Kapil Dev feels that Rohit is a great batsman, but he looks ‘overweight’. Comparing Rohit’s fitness with that of former Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Kapil felt that there is still room for improvement.
Kapil Dev while talking on ABP News explained why it is important for a captain to maintain his fitness. Kapil Dan also said that Rohit’s record as a captain has been excellent. But he can take some inspiration from his compatriot Kohli, who has still maintained his fitness.
Kapil Dev said, “It is very important for any player to stay fit. Even more so for a captain. As far as fitness level is concerned, it is a shame if you are not up to that level. Rohit needs to work a bit on his fitness. Rohit Sharma is a great batsman, but when you talk about his fitness level, he is a bit overweight. At least on TV. Yes, I do realize that it is different when you see someone on TV and in real life. But whatever I see, Rohit is a great player and a great captain, but he needs to be fit.”
He further added, “Look at Virat, whenever you see him, you say, ‘That’s some fitness!'” This is not the first time that Kapil has raised concerns about Rohit’s fitness. also raised this issue. The legendary cricketer had claimed that while there was no doubt about the cricketing ability of the current Indian opener, there was a ‘big question mark’ over his fitness.
Kapil said, “I can say with confidence that there is a big doubt on Rohit’s fitness. Since becoming the captain, he has faced a lot of criticism for not scoring well. I agree with it in a way, but I don’t think there is any problem with his cricketing skills.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 23, 2023, 18:54 IST