Rohit roots for out-of-form Kohli

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Rohit Sharma has again thrown his weight behind Virat Kohli after he was asked about the veteran batter's form following India's loss in the second ODI against England. Kohli was dismissed for 16 as India lost the Lord's ODI by a hefty margin of 100 runs.

"He has played for so long, he has played so many matches, he is such a great batsman, so he doesn't need reassurance," said Rohit on Thursday.

"I think in my last press conference I had told form keeps going up and down, I mean it is a part and parcel, whichever cricket player plays, it happens in everyone's career. So a player who has played for so long, who has scored so many runs, who has won so many matches, he just needs one or two innings, that is what I think, I'm sure that is what everyone would think... whoever watches cricket,'' the Indian captain added.

Addressing the topic of India's batting debacle, Rohit explained that the team was working towards a shift in approach when a collapse happens, with the focus being ushered towards a pragmatic method.