Since Rohit Sharma was chosen captain of all formats earlier this year, India has played 68 games (5 Tests, 21 ODIs, and 42 T20Is). of which he has only appeared in 39 (2 Tests, 8 ODIs, and 29 T20Is). The T20 World Cup was undoubtedly the main reason for how the BCCI managed its workload, but Rohit also missed a lot of games due to injury. The Indian captain’s precarious physical state has received much attention in recent months. A captain from India has never missed as many games as this owing to various reasons. Rohit’s issues have worsened due to his poor batting performance.

According to renowned Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, Rohit Sharma has no difficulties with his cricketing ability but his physical condition is a major concern. Sharma has been an important part of India’s batting order with Virat Kohli for the previous 10 years. Kapil stated he had serious doubts about the Indian captain’s fitness.

“Nothing is lacking for Rohit Sharma. He has everything, but I have serious concerns about his fitness. How healthy is he? Because a captain should be someone who motivates the other players to increase their fitness, the teammates should be proud of their leader.” Kapil spoke on ABP News.

According to the Indian captain who captained his nation to victory in the 1983 World Cup, if Rohit improves his level of fitness, it would motivate the other cricket players in India. “That Rohit’s fitness is being questioned is something I can state with assurance. I don’t think there is anything wrong with his cricketing skills, albeit kind of agreeing with the criticism that he hasn’t scored too many runs since being chosen, as captain. He does a decent job in cricket. If he becomes fitter, the whole team will rally behind him “He said.

In addition, Kapil pushed the younger members of the Indian squad to take the initiative rather than relying only on Rohit and Kohli to guide them to World Cup triumph.

Rohit last appeared for India against Bangladesh in the second ODI. He was unable to participate in the third ODI, the next two-match series, or the current three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home due to a dislocated left thumb. The illustrious right-handed batsman will make his return during the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting on January 10.

Given that Rohit is one of India’s stalwarts in the ODI World Cup, which will be played in home conditions in October and November of this year, there will be a lot of attention paid to his health and form.