Rahul Dravid Advocates Exclusion of Virat Kohli from T20 World Cup Squad, Citing Concerns Over Strike Rate and Team Approach
Rahul Dravid had said in the review meeting of ODI World Cup 2023, I do not want Virat Kohli in the T-20 World Cup. Most of the selectors, BCCI President, Secretary and Captain present in that meeting agreed with Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid was angry with Virat Kohli’s slow strike rate and approach. Rahul Dravid believed that Virat gives priority to his century more than the team. Rahul Dravid wanted to see Rohit Sharma, who bats selflessly with a better strike rate, captain the T-20 World Cup. This news has been released by Dainik Jagran correspondent Abhishek Tripathi.
During the Cape Town Test, there was a heated argument between Virat and Rahul Dravid regarding Virat Kohli’s T-20 International selection. Rahul Dravid did not want slow batting Virat Kohli to be given a chance in the T-20I World Cup. Two selectors, Shiv Sunder Das and Salil Ankola, were also present during the practice session just before the Cape Town Test. When the talk about selection started, Virat Kohli made it clear that he wants to play the T-20 World Cup under any circumstances. Rahul Dravid protested against this aggressively. When Virat clearly refused to leave the T-20I, the selectors were forced to select him in the T-20 series against Afghanistan.
This complete news has been released by Dainik Jagran correspondent Abhishek Tripathi quoting BCCI sources. Virat has scored 4008 runs in 107 innings of 115 T-20 Internationals. During this period, runs have come from Virat’s bat at an average of 52.73 and strike rate of 137.96. Virat has scored 1 century and 37 half-centuries for India in this format. Virat Kohli has been given the title of Man of the Match 15 times during T-20 International. Virat has been elected Man of the Tournament of 2nd T-20 International Series. Mention CricJaffa, do you also think that Virat Kohli plays for himself with a slow strike rate?