Will Virat Kohli drop Rohit Sharma?

Will Virat Kohli drop Rohit Sharma?

Will Virat Kohli drop Rohit Sharma?

October 26, 2021  Author51bajie

Virat Kohli was caught off guard during the post-match press conference after India's shocking defeat to Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener when a reporter questioned if Ishan Kishan could replace Rohit Sharma in the following match. Kishan scored 70 runs off 46 balls in India's warm-up match against England, but he was left out of the starting XI for the Super 12 encounter at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Kohli was taken aback by the question and asked the interviewer what his thoughts were on this instead.

After being pushed further for an explanation, the Team India skipper responded that he played the team that is the best and ask the reporter what was his opinion regarding this question.

He further added if the reporter was him would he drop Rohit Sharma from the T20 tournament and did he know what Sharma did in the last game they played. He stated, if the reporter wanted to controversy, please be upfront about it so he can respond accordingly.

Pakistan reached 152 for no loss in 17.5 overs while chasing a goal of 152 runs. Captain Babar Azam hit an undefeated 68 off 52 balls, which he shared with opening partner Mohammad Rizwan (79 off 55 balls), who was also undefeated.

India had earlier produced a total of 151 for seven in 20 overs, with Kohli scoring 57 off 49 balls. Rishabh Pant also played a significant role, scoring 39 runs off 30 deliveries.

Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets to win their first World Cup match in 13 attempts. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi was in fine form, taking three wickets in four overs. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were also disqualified as a result of his dismissals.

Kohli went on to say at a presentation ceremony that they didn't execute all they've planned, but credit where it's due: Pakistan outplayed them today. He added it's hard to recover after losing three early wickets, especially when the dew is on the way. He recognized that the Pakistan team was exceptionally great with their batting too.

He mentioned that Pakistan's excellent bowling prevented them from getting off to a good start. However, he said that they are not a squad that panics easily. The game had just begun and not ended.