ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli shuts down journo asking to drop Rohit Sharma from T20Is
Updated on: Oct 25, 2021 9:11 am IST
India were outplayed by their arch-rivals in Pakistan in the first game of this WT20 for both the teams. India haven’t lost to Pakistan in any world cup game to date and the unbeaten streak has come to an end. Pakistan were too good for India and it was sheer dominance by the former WT20 champions to say the least.
India picked their best XI for the day and there’s nothing they could have done to stop the raging Pakistanis after having given their best. Indian captain Virat Kohli faced the heat at the post match press conference but the skipper didn’t lose his cool and replied back to a dumb question in a calm manner.
Virat Kohli defends his team selection
Virat Kohli played 3 seamers in yesterday’s game and that was a very good move considering the quality of spinners India have under their ranks. The fact that dew played its part as the spinners found it difficult to grip justified India going in with one specialist spinner in Varun Chakravarthy along with the all rounder in Ravindra Jadeja.
When it comes to batting department, the top 7 pick themselves and they all are proven performers either at the IPL level or at the international level. Since Rohit Sharma had poor IPL seasons for quite sometime now, one cannot discard what he brings to the table at the top of the order for India. Rohit Sharma is someone who can take down any bowling attack in the world if he gets his eye in.
Virat Kohli was asked about the selection of Rohit Sharma in the playing 11 in the post match press conference after the loss for which Virat Kohli replied back in a crisp manner.
'I played the team that I thought was the best'
Virat Kohli's reply when asked whether India should've played Ishan Kishan ahead of Rohit Sharma ⤵️
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 25, 2021
Will India bounce back against the Kiwis?
India play their next game on 31st of October against New Zealand in the same venue where there were smashed by Pakistan yesterday, Dubai. India are a quality T20 side end of the day and one can expect them to bounce back against New Zealand and get back to winning ways in the competition.