While it is hard to believe now, there was once a time when India’s Test Captain Virat Kohli’s position in the Indian squad was doubtful, with even the BCCI selectors ready to ignore him thanks to some abysmal performance.
The selectors were all but decided to drop Kohli from the team when then Test Captain MS Dhoni and former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who was Dohn’s vice-captain at that time, decided to step in back Virat up for the next two Test matches.
The selectors had thus decided to drop Kohli for Rohit Sharma for the final two Test matches.
The stunning revelation was made by Viru paaji himself who said “We decided that we have to back Virat Kohli, and the rest is history”
Kohli in Perth Test 2012. Circle of Cricket