‘Keep your spirits up, India is with you’: Kapil’s message to Rohit Sharma


1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev showered praise on skipper Rohit Sharma, telling him to keep his spirits high as India stands with him. After putting India to bat in the World Cup final at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Rohit ensured that the Men in Blue got off to a flying start with his blistering knock of 47 off 31 balls.
But Maxwell’s wicket spin and Travis Head’s sensational catch brought an end to Rohit’s time on the field. From that point on, free-flowing boundaries became a rarity as the rest of the batters struggled to find the fence.
Kapil took to Instagram to praise the Indian skipper and motivate him to look forward to the future that lies ahead of him, writing, ‘Rohit, you are a master at what you do. You have a lot of success awaiting you. It’s tough, I know, but keep your spirits up. India’s with you.’
After the match, Rohit didn’t hold back while reflecting on the game and admitted that they didn’t play their best cricket. ‘The result has not gone our way. We were not good enough today. We tried everything we could, but I feel the wicket got slightly better to bat under lights. I don’t want to give that as an excuse. We knew under lights it would be slightly better to bat, but I don’t want to give that as an excuse. We didn’t put enough runs on the board. With the seamers upfront, we took those three wickets and another wicket there, and we could open up the game. Credit goes to those two guys in the middle for stitching together an outstanding partnership,’ Rohit said after the match.