Sarandeep Singh, the former selector has said that he does not understand why would Virat Kohli want to take a rest if he is going through a slump in form.
The form of maverick batter Virat Kohli has become a huge talking point of late. The former skipper failed to get going in the 2nd ODI against England too as he was dismissed by David Willey. The most disappointing fact about the dismissal was that Virat Kohli edged a delivery well outside off-stump and hence he was sent back to the pavilion after scoring just 16 runs.
Sarandeep Singh Doesn’t Understand Meaning Of Resting For Virat Kohli Who Has Not Been Among Runs Of Late
Virat Kohli will not be seen in the upcoming ODI and T20I series against West Indies, and now former selector Sarandeep Singh said that he doesn’t understand the meaning of Virat Kohli resting for the West Indies series as he has not been among the runs.
“I do not understand what is the meaning of rest? You can only rest if you are scoring 100s. We can understand if he is playing for the last 3 months, has scored 4/5 100s, he has got the liberty to take rest and then he can say he needs rest,” Sarandeep Singh said.
“Even before IPL, he played 2 Test matches, did not play ODIs and T20Is. Then after IPL, he did not play the T20Is against South Africa. Sitting out and resting will not help you to get back in form,” Sarandeep Singh further added.
Virat Kohli’s last international ton had come in 2019 in a day-night Test against Bangladesh and after that, the three-figure mark has eluded him. The batter had failed to get going in the Edgbaston rescheduled 5th Test against England and then the T20Is against England. Virat Kohli will not be a part of India’s squad for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against West Indies, beginning July 22.
Virat Kohli scored only 11 and 20 in the 5th Test against England. His poor form continued in T20Is too as he failed to make a mark on his comeback. The batting superstar was out for just 1 off 3 balls in the 2nd T20I and scored 11 off 6 balls in the 3rd T20I before a minor groin strain ruled him out of the 1st ODI.
Reece Topley Takes A Six Wicket Haul As England Wins The 2nd ODI By 100 Runs To Level Series 1-1
Talking about the second ODI between India and England, the former was unable to chase 247 and the side was bundled out for 146, losing the match by 100 runs. Reece Topley took a six-wicket haul for the hosts.
Reece Topley, who was rightfully named Man of the Match, became only the 2nd England bowler to pick up a 6-wicket haul in ODIs. Chasing 247, India managed just 146 runs in 38.5 overs as their hopeless batting performance was on display. England leveled the ODI series against India with a stunning 100-run victory. Moeen Ali and David Willey led a lower-order fightback before Reece Topley took 6-24 – England’s best-ever ODI figures.