Rajkumar Sharma, the star batter’s childhood coach, denied speculations that Virat Kohli might not play in the World T20, which will take place in Australia later this year, despite numerous experts challenging his participation in the team owing to his recent performance.
If his lean patch persists, reports claim Kohli might sit on the bench during the T20 World Cup.
“These statements make me laugh. You should check the records of the individuals who made these remarks. What else do you anticipate a player to do in the T20 format, where Virat’s average is 50 or more and his strike rate is 140? “Sharma said to ANI
“He has all these records throughout nearly 99 games, not just 5. I do not think these guys have done their research well if they think Virat should not be in the World T20 squad following the debacle of the IPL “Added he.
‘Why Virat Kohli couldn’t be dropped from the playing 11’: Kapil Dev
The primary topic of conversation is without a doubt Virat Kohli’s dismal performance in international cricket. On public forums, former cricketers have begun airing their opinions about the Indian batter, which has sparked backlash from others.
Kapil Dev, a former captain of India, recently expressed his opinion that if “Ravichandran Ashwin, another spinner, could be benched from Test matches, Kohli might also suffer the same fate. Deepak Hooda was replaced in the second T20I by Kohli, who had been rested for the Southampton game”, prompting Kapil to make his statement.
The former captain continued his poor form recently, scoring 11 and 20 in the fifth test against England at Edgbaston, and 12 runs in the two T20Is that followed.
This comes after a disappointing IPL season in which he scored 341 runs in 16 games at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.98.