The Kiwis fully outplayed the Indians and replying to a question from a fan on whether or not Rohit’s presence would have made a distinction, the Kiwi pacer mentioned: “Of course.”

Rohit was dominated out of the ODIs and Test sequence in opposition to New Zealand after struggling a calf damage whereas batting within the fifth T20I on the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Skipper Virat Kohli’s type was additionally a trigger for concern. In the 2 Test matches in opposition to Kane Williamson’s males, Kohli managed simply 38 runs at a mean of 9.50 — his worst in current occasions. He amassed a complete of 218 runs within the 11 innings (4 T20Is, three ODIs and 4 Tests) that he performed in opposition to the Black Caps and ended a pathetic tour with simply 14 in his final innings.

The finish end result was that the primary Test facet needed to face a crushing defeat by the hands of Black Caps, who made amends following their 5-Zero whitewash within the T20Is and got here again strongly to win the ODIs and the Test matches — 3-Zero and 2-0, respectively.

Kapil Dev had mentioned that Kohli must practise extra as his reflexes and hand-eye coordination are most likely slowing down. “When you reach a certain age, when you cross 30 then it affects your eyesight. In swings, which used to be his strength, he (Kohli) used to flick them four, but now he has been dismissed twice. So I think, he needs to adjust his eyesight a bit,” Dev had mentioned.

But former India opener Virender Sehwag begged to vary and mentioned it was a transparent case of being off form.

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