Dilip Vengsarkar Backs Virat Kohli: Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar slams Indian selectors for resting Virat Kohli in India tour of West Indies 2022 and claims that Kohli can only get back to form if he plays.
Dilip Vengsarkar Backs Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli who was once called as run machine now struggles to reach his three-digit mark since 2019. Post his subpar performance in IPL 2022, Virat Kohli was rested for the home series against South Africa and also missed the India tour of Ireland in a keen to find his form back for the England tour.
But Virat Kohli scatters selectors’ beliefs and stumbles in the England tour. With T20 World Cup cornering around, India is scheduled to tour West Indies in July to play 3 ODI matches and 5 T20I matches. READ: How to Watch West Indies vs India Live Telecast in India and in Your Location
The player with 70 international centuries has been rested for the West Indies tour and is expected to be back in the India squad for the Zimbabwe tour where India is scheduled to play 3 ODI matches. READ: Where is Virat Kohli Now? – Current Update on Indian Cricketer
Though there has been no official confirmation about whether he has been dropped or rested, former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar believes that resting Virat sends a wrong signal.
“I don’t understand why the Indian selectors have rested him for the West Indies series. If he is in their scheme of things for the T20 World Cup in Australia, he should play as many games as possible to get his form and confidence back,” the former India captain said to Khaleej Times.
“That would help him. Resting him sends a wrong signal because if he is going to Australia, then he will go without really big scores behind him. That would worry him as well.
“I always feel that when you are not scoring runs, it’s important to play as many matches as possible and spend time in the middle, and get back among the runs. This game is all about confidence.”
India will play their first ODI match under Shikhar Dhawan on July 22 in Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad. While the first ODI match of the India tour of Zimbabwe is scheduled to play on August 18 in Harare Sports Club, Harare.