Veteran cricketer Virender Sehwag might be famous for his funny and sarcastic tweets but he is the same cricketer who is also famous for not mincing a word. Sehwag has often expressed his views about the new captain of the team and the techniques he uses to make the team win the matches.
However, it looks that the former swashbuckling opener is not happy with Kohli’s team selection. After Team India failed to perform well in the first test match against South Africa, Kohli made several changes in the team for the second match. Due to the changes Shikhar Dhawan made way for KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma came in place of Bhuvneshwar, and Parthiv Patel replaced the injured Wriddiman Saha.
Furious to see Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar, Sehwag blasted Kohli and said,
“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.”
Claiming that Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar’s self-confidence, Sehwag added,
“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.”
People might say that changes made by Kohli were his strategy to win the tests after giving the first match to the South African cricket team but Sehwag is surely not happy with it. Do you think Kohli will reply to justify his decision? Do share your views in the comments below.