If Ashwin can be dropped from Test team, then Kohli can also be dropped: Kapil Dev

The mix of players like Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer is making it difficult for Kohli to find a place in the playing XI, especially with the Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November.

“The situation now is such that you may be forced to drop Kohli from the T20 playing XI. He has to perform better. If world No. 2 bowler Ashwin can be dropped from the Test team, then (world) No. 2 1 batsman can also be dropped.

“Virat Kohli still has a lot of potential and talent. You expect such a player to come back (in form). It’s not like you throw him out completely. If he’s not performing right now, So it’s okay (leaving him out) the youngsters are playing well. But the day Virat scores runs, can you keep him out? If you can keep Ashwin out, you can keep anyone out. ,” Kapil told ABP News.

Talking further about Kohli’s poor form and the increasing competition from young cricketers, Kapil commented, “At the moment Virat is not batting at the level that we have seen him do over the years. He has created a niche for himself because of himself. Made a great name.But if he is not doing well then you can’t keep these boys (young players) out.

“I hope there will be a healthy fight for selection. The youngsters should outperform Virat Kohli. But Kohli needs to think, ‘Yes, at one time I was a big player, but I like that No. 1 player’ Need to play again.’. It’s a problem for the team which is not bad.”

Kapil did not like that Indian players were being rested continuously and wanted a clear reasoning behind resting the players. “You can call it rest and someone else will call it dropped, it depends on what one thinks. Everyone will have their own opinion. Obviously, if the selectors don’t pick him (Kohli), then so be it. Maybe it’s because a big player is not performing and youngsters are doing it.”

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