“There is no selector born in India who can drop Virat Kohli,” Says former Pakistan captain. With each failure by Kohli, the debate over his removal from the team grows hotter. Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, on the other hand, believes that despite his poor form, no selector will drop Kohli.
Virat Kohli’s poor form with the bat continued on Thursday, when he was dismiss for a 25-ball 16 against England in the second One-Day International at Lord’s in London. Kohli edged a good length ball to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler while chasing a delivery from David Willey outside off stump. It is worth noting that Kohli, who has struggled to bat deep in recent matches, missed the first ODI against England due to a groin strain. He returned to the squad for the second game, but it was in vain as England bowlers outwitted him once more on the ongoing tour.
Rashid Latif: “There is no selector born in India who can drop Virat Kohli,”
Kohli will miss India’s three-match ODI series and five-match T20I series against the West Indies, which begin on July 22. The BCCI has not provided an official explanation for Kohli’s absence from the competition. According to the news agency PTI, he has been rested for the series.
With each failure by Kohli, the debate over his removal from the team grows hotter. Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, on the other hand, believes that despite his poor form, no selector will drop Kohli.
“India mein wo selector paida nahi hua hai jo Virat (Kohli) ko drop kar sake,” Rashid Latif said when asked if Kohli should be dropped during an interaction on YouTube channel Caught Behind.
While India captain Rohit Sharma has consistently backed Virat Kohli to regain form, Pakistan captain Babar Azam also backed the batter early Friday.
“This, too, will pass. Maintain your fortitude. #ViratKohli, “Babar wrote
After being invited to bat first in the second ODI between India and England, the three Lions posted 246 all out. Yuzvendra Chahal (4/47) was India’s first-choice bowler. However, the visitors struggled with the bat and were defeated by 100 runs. Reece Topley of England won the Player of the Match award with figures of 6/24.