Virat Kohli, the former Indian skipper, is undoubtedly one the greatest cricketers today, despite being out of form for quite some time. But things have become so bad for him that even his most loyal supporters find it difficult to support. For the past two years, the right-handed batsman failed to score a century and failed to score big in the fifth rescheduled match against England. His aggressive behavior has also been criticized.
Some experts and former cricketers have suggested that Virat Kohli could lose his spot in the squad, which will be playing the T20 World Cup in Australia. Kapil Dev, the legendary Indian cricketer who led India to the 1983 World Cup, opened up about the matter. He stated that Virat Kohli could lose his spot in the squad if Ravichandran Ashwin does not get a test team place.
Ravichandran Ashwin, the best spinner in India at the moment, is ranked number 2 in the ICC rankings. He has taken approximately 450 wickets so far but has not played a test match since January. R Ashwin was not included in the Indian team for the fifth rescheduled match against England. Indian cricket fans were very upset at the decision of team management. They slammed coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma.
Kapil Dev stated that no player can be added to the team because of their reputation. If the world’s number two bowler can be dropped, then a batter who was once number one can be dropped. Kapil Dev says that players in good form should be included, especially if you have a lot of options.
Virat Kohli did not play in the first T20I against England, but he will be back for the two remaining T20Is. According to reports, Virat Kohli was not selected for the West Indies tour as he is no longer the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL team. Kapil Dev also spoke out on the matter, saying that Virat Kohli isn’t performing as well as he used in the past. He has been a popular player because of his performances, but now there is no reason to keep young performers out of the team. One person might call it rest while the other may call the drop. If he hasn’t been selected by selectors, it is because he isn’t performing.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pan, and skipper Rohit Sharma have all been rested. Shikhar Dhawan, however, will lead the less experienced West Indies team.