Virat Kohli would have never imagined such heavy criticism coming his way when he decided to Drop Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In a very surprising decision Virat Kohli left out Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the playing XI in the Centurion Test.
Bhuvneshwar’s heroics with the ball in the Cape Town Test gave India a great chance but despite being so exceptional he did not find a place in the playing XI.
Sehwag Open Fires On Kohli
“Watching Virat Kohli exclude Shikhar Dhawan for just one Test failure, and Bhuvneshwar for no reason at all, Kohli should drop himself in the third Test at Johannesburg, if he fails to perform in Centurion.”
India’s former explosive batsman, Virender Sehwag went about slamming Virat Kohli for this decision. Sehwag went all guns blazing against the Indian captain for having dropped Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Virender Sehwag said that since Virat Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar’s confidence badly, Virat Kohli should drop himself from the third Test if he fails at Centurion.
Sehwag further went on to say that Bhuvneshwar’s exclusion was not justified at all. Sehwag feels that if Ishant Sharma was to be included in the playing XI it should have done at some other bowler’s cost.
“Excluding Bhuvneshwar wasn’t the right decision. Citing that Ishant might benefit with his height, Virat Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s self-confidence. They could have played Ishant in place of any other bowler. Bhuvneshwar performed well in Cape Town and excluding him like this isn’t justified.”
Virender Sehwag wasn’t the only one who slammed Kohli for this. Twitter went animated and smashed Kohli too after the playing eleven was announced. Other members of the cricket fraternity also expressed shock and dissent on Kohli’s selection of the playing XI. Allan Donald, the former South African legend also questioned the selection of the playing XI.