Virat Kohli: Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has given a shocking statement about Virat Kohli. He has said that if there was another batsman in place of Virat, he would not have got so many opportunities. He has said that players like R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have also been dropped from the team due to out of form.
While interacting with Star Sports, Gambhir said, ‘Three years is a very long time. It’s not about three months. I am not criticizing him (Virat Kohli) but he got this opportunity because he had scored a lot of runs in his last time. I don’t think any young batsman in international cricket can stay in the team for three years without scoring a century.
On Virat’s century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022, Gambhir says, ‘It had to happen and it happened at the right time. T20 World Cup is coming and he has scored a century. But to be honest, I don’t think any other player in the dressing room could have remained in the team for so long without a century. Ashwin, Rahane, KL and Rohit Sharma have also had to drop from the team. I don’t know any batsman who hasn’t dropped for three years without scoring a century. Virat Kohli has been the only such player.
Virat scored a century after 1020 days
Virat Kohli was out of form for a long time. His bat was not able to spit runs in all three formats of cricket. But in this Asia Cup, he played good innings one after the other. He also scored a strong century against Afghanistan. His century was scored after 1020 days in international cricket.