IND vs SA | There was no need for Rohit Sharma to take a break from series, reckons RP Singh

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RP Singh has stated that there was no need to rest Rohit Sharma for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa and he should have captained the team. RP further added that Rohit's explosive batting would have been beneficial for the Indian squad in a critical T20I series against South Africa.

India are set to play a five-match T20I series against South Africa and several senior players have taken a rest from the series. Current Indian captain Rohit Sharma is one of them and he will be given a rest after going through a poor run of form in the IPL 2022. Also, Mumbai Indians finished at the bottom of the points table after the league stage. Former Indian pacer RP Singh is of the opinion that Rohit should have played in the series and there was no need to give him a break. 

“I think he should have played the series. Taking rest or not is his personal thought. It depends on how much fatigue he is experiencing. But I don’t think there was a need for a break. He should have played. It’s a long series and, remember, he is the captain as well,” RP Singh said to India TV.

Rohit managed to score only 268 runs at an average of 19.14 with the highest score of 48. He was mostly unable to capitalise on the starts he was getting and that was also one of the reasons behind the failure of the franchise in IPL 2022. RP Singh is of the opinion that Rohit would have been able to pull off some match-winning knocks in the series. 

“In the IPL, Rohit hasn’t scored over 400 runs in the last few seasons. There are many others who have crossed the 400-run mark. His performances have been inconsistent in the tournament but he used to come up with a couple of match-winning knocks,” he explained.

“So everyone felt the spark in his batting was there. In the shortest format, you need match-winners. Even if they fire in a couple of matches, the team will win those.”

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