‘If Ashwin can be dropped from Test, why can’t Virat be dropped from T20Is’, See what Kapil Dev said
Former India captain Kapil Dev believes that if a talented bowler like Ravichandran Ashwin can be dropped from the playing XI of the Test team, then Virat Kohli, who has been battling for the rhythm for a long time. ) should also not be a big issue in the T20 team. Kohli has been battling to play big innings for almost three years. The all-rounder captain, who made India the world champions for the first time, believes that it will be unfair to the Indian team management if they do not give enough opportunities to the players in excellent rhythm to showcase their skills.
If Ashwin can be out, why can’t Kohli?
Kapil told ABP News, “If you can leave Ashwin, the second best bowler in Tests, then the world number one can also sit out. I want Kohli to score runs but at the moment Virat Kohli is not playing the way we know. He has made a name for himself on the basis of his performance and if he does not perform then you cannot keep new players out.
The former India captain said that he wants Kohli and the young players to have a good competition for a place in the team. He further said, “I want the new players to perform in such a way that things are difficult for Virat and Virat comes back in such a way that the new players have to raise their level further. I want there to be good competition between the two. Virat should think in such a way that he was once the top batsman of the team and he has to do the same in this team as well. It’s a good problem for the team.”
Rest should mean out of team
Kapil said that Virat’s ‘rest’ from the West Indies tour should be considered ‘out’ of the team for him. He said, “If you want, you can call it rest or you can call it out of the team. Everyone can have their own opinion on this. If the selectors haven’t selected him, it could be because the big players are not performing.