Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim has given a huge statement on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He has expressed that the style of batsmanship in T20 cricket has evolved beyond that of players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He highlighted that the ultra-aggressive performances of young players such as Suryakumar Yadav and Yashasvi Jaiswal have signaled that it is the new era of T20 cricket.
Suryakumar Yadav has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in T20 cricket with his explosive batting skills and ability to consistently score runs at a high strike rate. His performances for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL over the past few seasons have been particularly impressive. His recent innings against RCB is one of the prime examples how this batter had evolved his game.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been making waves in the domestic circuit. He has also shown glimpses of his potential in the IPL with some impressive performances for the Rajasthan Royals. He smashed a century against Mumbai Indians a few days back. His 124 runs in just 62 balls was praiseworthy. He almost got a hundred against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 56th game of IPL 2023. He was stuck to 98* runs as Rajasthan Royals won the match by 9 wickets.
Indian veteran batters like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are struggling with their form and failing to connect the ball. Rohit has been struggling with his batting form in the current IPL season, where he has scored only 191 runs at a strike rate of 124.83.
While talking about the shift in the era of T20 batters and the displacement of approach in the shortest format of the game, Saba Karim Tweeted,”When one sees Jaiswal and SKY bat, it is amply clear that T20 game has moved on from Rohit sharma and Virat Kohli!!”
The former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull has expressed his support for Rohit Sharma who has faced criticism for his poor batting form in the current IPL season. Doull suggested that the Mumbai Indians team management should continue to back their captain as the team has been performing good despite Rohit’s struggles with the bat.