Kohli and Rohit
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

Legendary Sri Lanka National Cricket Team batter Kumar Sangakkara has stated that the modern-day batting greats Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are vital for India National Cricket Team in T20Is if they are fit and are performing at their best.

Both Kohli and Rohit were not included in India’s squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home. Notably, Rohit was not included because he is yet to recover from his finger injury while reports claim that Kohli was provided rest by the selection committee.

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Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara (Image Credit: Twitter)

Meanwhile, during an interaction on Sports Tak, Sri Lanka batting legend Sangakkara was questioned whether he believes it is the end of the road for Rohit and Kohli in the shortest format of the game.

“At the end of the day, you want to select the highest skill in your side. It doesn’t matter who you take, if you don’t have the skill to win, you are going to win very rarely. If they are fit and hungry and they are performing at their best, their skill level is absolutely vital to most campaigns,” he responded.

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“You are talking about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, two players with the highest skill that you can imagine in every format. So those players will have to also have a conversation and see what their ambitions are, what’s best for the team, what’s best for India in terms of pursuing a trophy,” he added.

That’s a decision the selectors will take – Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka
Kumar Sangakkara (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sangakkara further said that the selection committee will have to decide on what’s best for Team India based on the discussions with coaches and players like Kohli and Rohit. He elaborated:

“I think that’s a decision the selectors will take in consultation with the coach and in consultation with the players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, to see how long they will be able to play, whether the next World Cup is a reality for them.

“Sometimes selectors make decisions for various different reasons but the real important thing is to have a good partnership with the players and team concerned, the captain and the coach, to understand what’s best for the side, what kind of players they need and who really will allow India to win and be competitive on the international stage for the longest time.”

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
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