The poor form of former Indian captain Virat Kohli continues as he managed to score just 12 runs in the 2 T2OI matches against England. Kohli has been struggling for runs across formats for a while now and has been facing so much criticism for his current form. His poor run is the talk of the town, especially amongst the former players and experts who are questioning his selection in the team. Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad took to his Twitter and criticized the selection process of the current Indian team regarding the rest given to senior players for the ODI series against West Indies. Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as the captain for the West Indies ODI series with the likes of Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma have been rested.
Earlier, the former Indian captain Kapil Dev also criticized the step of not dropping Kohli despite his poor form comparing it to Ashwin's exclusion from playing 11 in the test series against England. Venkatesh Prasad is the latest on the list to question the decisions. He said that there was a time when even the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, and Virender Sehwag were dropped when they were out of form. There is so much talent in the country and players cannot be playing based on their reputation, he added. Virat Kohli had an ordinary IPL season followed by a disappointing 5th rescheduled test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Changed drastically now, where there is rest for being out of form. This is no way for progress. There is so much talent in the country and cannot play on reputation. One of India’s greatest match-winner, Anil Kumble sat out on so many ocassions, need action’s for the larger good
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) July 10, 2022
"There was a time when you were out of form, you would be dropped irrespective of reputation. Sourav, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Zaheer, and Bhajji all have been dropped when not in form. They went back to domestic cricket, scored runs, and staged a comeback. The yardsticks seem to have changed drastically now, where there is rest for being our of form. This is no way for progress. There is so much talent in the country and cannot play on reputation. One of India's greatest match-winner, Anil Kumble sat out on so many occasions, need action's for the larger good"; he tweeted. Both Kohli and Rohit considering their current form have been suggested by many to go on a long leave, maybe for 2-3 months of break, and make a stronger return to cricket. According to a few reports, Virat Kohli might be rested for the T2OI series against West Indies starting from July 29 which could make it tough for him to find a place in the squad for T20 World Cup which is to be held in Australia.