Former India captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram and posted a photo of him with a popular social media quote.
Virat Kohli walks back after getting dismissed against England. (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Virat Kohli has been rested for the West Indies tour
- Experts have questioned the motif behind this rest
- Virat Kohli has not been in touch since his return to the Indian side
Former captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram and posted a cryptic message on Saturday, 16 July. Amid poor patch of form, something that he has been heavily criticised for in the past few months, Kohli posed with a popular social media quote, “What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”
In the caption of the image, Kohli wrote perspective, signifying that he is still trusting his process.
India captain Rohit Sharma has been defending Kohli’s form and has said that all he needs is a good support system. For that matter, Kohli has found trust from Pakistan captain Babar Azam as well, who posted a heartwarming tweet for the Indian star.
Kohli’s form has become a cause of concern for fans and experts alike. While pundits were advocating for rest during the Indian Premier League, Kohli is now being criticised for selectively choosing series. Former Indian players like Irfan Pathan and Venkatesh Iyer have said that nobody comes back to form while resting.
A section of fans have also questioned the idea behind resting right ahead of the T20 World Cup, at a time when India’s main side have not played too many games together.
Rohit Sharma in a recent press conference replied to the criticism that Kohli has been facing and said that he does not understand the arguments that the experts have been making.
India are scheduled to play West Indies next after the commencement of the England series. Shikhar Dhawan is scheduled to captain the Indian side in the ODI set-up, before Rohit Sharma becomes available ahead of the T20I series.
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