- Sep 23, 2023
- Feb 12, 2023
Virat Kohli has been enduring the worst patch in his cricketing career. It’s been close to three years since he last scored a century in International cricket. After enduring disappointing returns on the tour of England, Virat Kohli was rested for the ODI series against West Indies. He isn’t part of the ongoing T20I series either.
Amidst his meagre returns in white-ball cricket, there have been speculations over his place in the Indian team for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament, scheduled to be held in UAE. The Indian Cricket Board’s treasurer, Arun Dhamal recently, shed light on the same and stated that Virat Kohli’s selection completely rest on the selectors’ decision.
“Virat is not a simple player. He is a great player. His contribution to Indian cricket is unparalleled. We want Virat Kohli to come back to form as soon as possible. When it comes to the team selection, we leave it to the selectors. It is their call how to go about it,” Arun Dhumal said in a YouTube video.
Dhamal further talked about Virat Kohli’s decision to give up the captaincy. He clarified that it was Kohli’s decision himself to step down from the leadership role and the board respected that completely.
“As far as his captaincy is concerned, it was his call, He did not want to continue with it. We respected that decision. He has contributed so much in Indian cricket, and everyone respects him,” added Dhumal.
India are currently playing a five-match T20I series against West Indies and are leading by a 2-1 margin. The fourth T20 international is slated to be played on Saturday. India would be looking to seal the series with a win.
Meanwhile, Indian opener, KL Rahul is likely to make a comeback in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. He was expected to lead the team in the ODI series against Zimbabwe but a Covid-19 positive test has delayed his recovery from the surgery he underwent in Germany.