Bearing in mind the ongoing form of the Team India in this series against the team South Africa, there are some, different famous people who displaying some serious concerns about the team’s performance which is very crucial to determined in the foreign pitches anyway.
Amid the various discussions which are now going on, the former able opener Virender Sehwag today said that Virat Kohli “should drop himself” if he fails in the second Test against South Africa.
This is launching a scornful attack on the Indian skipper regarding this team selection.
Coming into the game which is at the Centurion post suffering a 72-run defeat in the first Test, India made three changes in their playing XI with KL Rahul replacing Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma coming in for Bhuvneshwar, whose three-wicket burst in the first morning of the opening Test rocked the game host.
The Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli snowstorm at the player Virat Kohli for proceeding with this certain unexpected alterations, and he said regarding this, “Watching Virat Kohli excluding Shikhar Dhawan for just one Test failure, and Bhuvneshwar for no reason at all, Kohli should drop himself in the third Test at Centurion, if he fails to perform in Centurion”.
The other change was wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who is not part of the game because of the strain, and Parthiv Patel was included is his place. “Excluding Bhuvneshwar wasn’t the right decision. Citing that Ishant might benefit with his height, Virat Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s self-confidence”.
“They could have played Ishant in place of any other bowler. Bhuvneshwar performed well in Cape Town and excluding him like this isn’t justified,” Sehwag added further.
Following this phenomenon, Virat somehow received massive support from off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who feels and said that there is no guarantee that India would have done better if Rahane will be part of the team India.
Harbhajan Singh was quoted regarding this issue, “I was checking a few stats. Under Virat, Ajinkya’s average is less than 40 over 30 Tests. Also last one year he didn’t score that many runs. What if Ajinkya played and India were down 0-2, then would we have said that please bring Rohit. One needs to understand the captain’s point of view also.”
Regarding this stats, Rahane maintains an average of 42.33 from the 30 Tests which is played under Kohli. Under MS Dhoni, he has is as of now part of 12 Tests and scored runs at 45.90.
However, Harbhajan said regarding his viewpoint that Rahane’s omission was a 50-50 call; he is also not in the support of the decision to rule out Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
He, though, concluded by saying, “My advice to the team would be to remain positive. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. So we should go for it”.
India’s record of nine consecutive series victories is on the line post the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
For the team India it is the second match for the country 12-Test long overseas schedule in 2018-19, this is already they are faced with a must-not-lose situation which is to bid to keep this series going on.
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