Former India international Saba Karim praised the performances of Jaiswal and Yadav and took a jibe at India’s top batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Karim commented that T20 cricket has moved beyond the style of play of Sharma and Kohli, who have been criticised for their slow strike rates in the recent past. While Kohli is currently in sixth place in the IPL Orange Cap race, Karim believes that the format requires a more aggressive style of play, which Sharma and Kohli have been unable to adapt to.
Yashasvi Jaiswal played a remarkable inning and led Rajasthan Royals to a nine-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders with an unbeaten half-century. With 575 runs in 12 matches, the 21-year-old also registered the fastest half-century in the history of the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav, who started the season slowly, played an extraordinary knock of 103* runs off just 49 deliveries against Gujarat Titans on May 12.
“When one sees Jaiswal and SKY bat, it is amply clear that T20 game has moved on from Rohit sharma and Virat Kohli!,”
Saba Karim tweeted.
Rohit is having a very average season
Rohit Sharma has been going through a lean patch with the bat. But his captaincy has been top-notch as Mumbai Indians are currently third on the IPL points table. Despite scoring 220 runs in 12 matches, Sharma’s leadership skills have kept his team in contention for the playoffs. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has been performing consistently for Royal Challengers Bangalore, with 420 runs in 11 matches, but RCB are currently sixth on the points table. Kohli would be looking to improve his performance to help his team make it to the playoffs.
This year India is going to play the ODI world cup. So, all the focus after the IPL will be on the ODI team. Therefore, there are chances that we see a lot of new faces in the Indian T20 setup.
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