Rohit Sharma isn’t happy with captain Virat Kohli’s call on resting fast bowlers
If sources are to be believed, the vice-captain Rohit Sharma is not really pleased with captain Virat Kohli’s decision to rest fast bowlers.
There were speculations regarding the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who requested the BCCI to give some rest to Indian pacers in the IPL 2019 so that they would play a big part in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. It seems that Rohit Sharma is not happy with Kohli’s call.
To add the fact that the top two bowlers who are available in the team are none other than Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. They are expected to play a big part for the World Cup and it is likely that their berth is already confirmed. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav, Shami, and Khaleel’s place are still uncertain.
Though the idea to rest the key pacers is good, prioritizing ICC World Cup 2019 over the cash-rich IPL, Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai Indians wants more from the pacers.
Jasprit Bumrah has been the workhorse for Mumbai Indians as we have seen quite a lot of that over the years for them. From the word go, he has pushed himself beyond imagination to contribute much to the team. Speaking of the same, Rohit Sharma said adding that he just can’t leave Bumrah if the team reach the playoffs stage.
“When Kohli suggested the idea, CoA chief Vinod Rai asked Rohit about his opinion. Rohit seemingly said, ”If Mumbai Indians reach Play Offs or finals and if Bumrah happens to be fit, then I cannot afford to rest him’,” the official said to PTI.
On the other end of the spectrum, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also a significant pacer for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He proved that he is worth the weight in gold by maintaining subtle bowling variations of good line and length. In the process, he got wickets in crunch situations of the game and also he has been a vital bowler over the years for them. In addition to that, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was named as the vice-captain of the team.
Nonetheless, it would be quite interesting to see how things would pan out in the times to come as Rohit Sharma is pretty much on the game even in the domestic tourney of IPL whereas Virat Kohli is only focussing on a bigger stage.