It will be dangerous to cut off Virat Kohli at this point – Adam Gilchrist on T20 World Cup roster

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Former Australian wicketkeeper batter Adam Gilchrist warned the Indian selectors not to drop Virat Kohli from the T20 World Cup squad.

Kohli has always been in the headlines, either for scoring a truckload of runs or returning with low scores.

Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli and talk around his form

Kohli’s skinny patch with the bat has been in the spotlight since the time he relinquished the captaincy of the Indian team of all sizes. He scored 11 and 20 in the displaced fifth Test against England, which India lost by seven wickets and tied the series 2-2. He had halftime for the first T20I, but returned with scores of 1 and 10 in the next two games.

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Nothing changed in the ODI leg as the 33-year-old managed to take 16 and 17 in the last two matches after missing the first due to a groin injury.

Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Midway through the England tour, it was reported that the Indian selectors will determine Kohli’s place in the T20 World Cup based on his whiteball leg form. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma had a different stance on the matter and he supported the senior batter in a difficult time.

It will be dangerous to cut off Virat Kohli right now: Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist said Kohli has set high standards for his career and that a break might work for him. The former Australian glover also thinks India has a good chance of taking part in the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

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It will be dangerous to shut down Virat at this point. He may be a break away from brushing up. He has such vast experience. He’s set a high standard for a long time, so we’re judging against a great player,” Gilchrist told reporters.

Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist (Credits: Twitter)

“India is a talented squad of players and you can say they are now playing without their first eleven but getting great results. They are expanding their roster and filling this talent pool with international experience so that they have as good a chance as any team in Australia,” he added.

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Kohli chose it from the ongoing white-ball games against the West Indies in their own backyard. There is no confirmation whether the 33-year-old will play in Zimbabwe’s three ODI matches next month.

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