Due to workload management, Virat Kohli missed the first T20I against England but made up for it in the subsequent two contests against the team, scoring 1 and 11. Sunil Gavaskar defends Virat Kohli
Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of India, has defended Virat Kohli in the wake of his slumping batting performance. Due to workload management, Kohli missed the first Twenty20 International against England but made up the match in the following two, scoring 1 and 11 runs. Many former cricketers and fans criticised Kohli for his ongoing poor performance with the bat and demanded that he be dropped, but Gavaskar believes that team management should give the right-handed batter more time.
Gavaskar was honest enough to say that when Rohit Sharma or any other batter fails to score runs, nobody questions it. “Why nobody talks about Rohit Sharma’s run-scoring struggles is beyond me. No one comments when any other player fails to score runs, “When questioned on Sports Tak if he was concerned about Kohli’s form, Gavaskar responded, “No,”
“Class is eternal, while form is transient.”
From the beginning of his innings against England, Kohli tried to play attacking cricket, but he didn’t produce a standout performance.
“If you follow the model Kohli is about to use, where you have to go out and stroke your bat, you will occasionally fail… Our selection committee will give it some thought “Gavaskar stated.
“I believe there is still time (to choose the team for the T20 World Cup in 2022),” he continued.
India defeated England 2-1 in the T20I series, despite losing the final game by a score of 17 runs. Their winning margins in the first two games were 50 and 49 runs, respectively.
A three-match ODI series between the two nations will now begin on July 12 at Lord’s London. The Indian team for the series includes Kohli as well.