Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s record deteriorated in the World Cup semi-finals (Photo: AFP)
The clock for the first semi-final of the World Cup 2023 is now close. The match is between India and New Zealand. Team India has won all the matches in the league stage. But, this does not mean that winning the semi-finals will also be a game for his left hand. Well, there are many reasons for this. But, the biggest reason is related to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. If India has to win the semi-finals of the World Cup 2023 and go to the finals, both Rohit and Virat will have to change their history.
Now the question is what is that history? What is wrong with it, what needs to be changed. So the answer is related to the batting of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has scored 7 fifty plus scores in the 9 matches played so far in the World Cup 2023. Whereas 4 fifty plus scores have been seen from the bat of Rohit Sharma. But, will both of them or any one of them be able to do the same in the semi-finals? This is a big question before the fight for the ticket to the final from New Zealand.
Rohit-Virat will have to change history
Now you will say why are we raising this question at all? Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have played well so far in the World Cup 2023, so why not in the semi-finals? So actually this is what we are afraid of. And, this history of fear has to be reversed by both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. This fear for Virat and Rohit is related to their failure in the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup.
Virat Kohli in World Cup semi-finals
Virat Kohli has played 3 ODI World Cup semi-finals before and his total score in all three has been just 11 runs. He scored 9 runs in the 2011 ODI World Cup semi-finals, while he scored 1 run each in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup semi-finals.
Rohit Sharma in World Cup semi-finals
Rohit Sharma also has a similar bad record in the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. He has played 2 ODI World Cup semi-finals so far, in which he has scored a total of 35 runs. Rohit scored 34 runs in the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup while he scored 1 run in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
Rohit-Virat in form, will history change?
The kind of form Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are in in the 2023 World Cup, it seems that this history should change and if this happens, then India will not have any difficulty in winning the ticket to the final by writing a victory over New Zealand.