New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman feels that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have to play a crucial role if India want to win the on-going ICC World T20.
The duo is in exceptional form with the willow and has been playing match-winning knocks for the team.
Laxman pointed out that in recent games, either of the two batsmen batted deep down which helped India immensely.
“For a majority of the recent games, either Rohit or Virat has batted deep into the innings, it has allowed India’s middle-order — the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni — to come out and play cameos and push the total to pretty impressive proportion.
“Apart from the odd occasion in the Asia Cup, the middle order has not been required to rebuild the innings, and credit for that must go to Rohit and Virat,” wrote Laxman in his column for CricketCountry.
Laxman now has high hopes from Rohit and Virat and feels that they should carry forward their good forms in the World T20, which is taking place on home soil.
“These two men will once again have to show the way if India are to make a strong pitch for the World T20 title in their own backyard. Given their consistency and their command over the game right now which has manifested itself in their evolution as top-notch batsmen, I do not see any reason why they will not continue to fire at the top of the order, especially in more familiar conditions where the new ball may not do as much as it did in the Asia Cup,” added Laxman.