IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli is definitely one of the best cricketers that the game has seen. His numbers and stats are still a dream for many cricketers who play the game. But the truth is that the former Indian skipper is now struggling with his batting form. He is going through a lean patch and hasn’t had many significant innings like we used to see with him. Virat is still looking for his 71st international century and that hasn’t come in the last two and a half years. Want to bet on cricket on the move? Discover India’s best-betting sites here on our site.

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The 33-year-old reached his last international century against Bangladesh in November 2019. Since then, he has played over 100 games across the format and hasn’t touched the 100-run mark. Many former cricketers and cricket pundits have questioned his form, but some of them have backed him to regain his form. A former Indian skipper has now come up with a strong statement.

IND vs ENG: “Virat Kohli can also be dropped” – Kapil Dev

IND vs ENG:“If He Isn’t Performing, He Can Also Be Dropped”- Ex-World Cup-Winning Captain’s Bold Statement on Struggling Virat Kohli
IND vs ENG:“If He Isn’t Performing, He Can Also Be Dropped”- Ex-World Cup-Winning Captain’s Bold Statement on Struggling Virat Kohli

Kapil Dev, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain, reckons that the out-of-form Virat can also be dropped from the side. It will help the team to give opportunities to other players who are doing well. In a discussion with ABP News, Kapil said that the situation has become such that you don’t have many options apart from sitting Virat out of the XI. He also highlighted that when the No. 2 ranked Test bowler, Ravi Ashwin, can sit out, why not the No. 1 batter in your team? For more cricket betting odds and scheduled matches for the 2022 season, read here.

The World Cup-winning captain even said that Virat is not performing as expected, and if he is not performing, then you can’t bench the performing players because of him. He also added that the team should have positive competition for the place. And that youngsters should try to outperform Kohli.

Kapil also said that if Kohli does not feature in the squad against West Indies, it will be “dropped” and not “rest”. He concluded,

“You can’t just go by reputation but you have to look for current form. You can be an established player. But that doesn’t mean that you will be given chances even if you fail five games in a row.” 

The 33-year-old is part of the Indian squad for the second and third T20I matches against England. But after a complete performance by the Indian team, it will be interesting to see who will make way for him.

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