Former Indian captain Virat Kohli cannot find a familiar rhythm in any of the three formats of cricket, ODI, Test or T20. Due to continuous off form, there is a storm of criticism about him in the cricket community. Also, there is a discussion about how he will return to the run.
The T20 World Cup is knocking on the door. At this moment, there is a lot of discussion and criticism about Kohli’s inclusion in the team. Syed Kirmani, the wicket-keeper batsman who won the World Cup in 1983 in India’s jersey, has joined this tide.
This former star feels that it is very important to have experienced Kohli in the team. He also advised the selectors to form a team with a mix of experienced and youth. Kirmani said, ”Virat Kohli is a role model. He is a role model in every aspect and a very experienced player. He must be in the T20 squad, he must be. I don’t know when he will come into good form and become a game changer. Experienced players should be in the team so that the younger players can learn from them. ”
Kirmani also said, “The balance of the team should be where experience and youth are together. The team selected for the T20 World Cup should be fifty-fifty. The team should have 50 percent youth and 50 percent experienced players. The combination should also be balanced. That’s how the team should be selected.”
This former Indian cricketer also said, ”There is a great competition between Indian players. If someone other than Virat Kohli had been out of form, that player would have been out of the team by now. But I think an established player should be favored and kept in the World Cup squad. ”