Virat Kohli has not been able to score any international century for the last 3 years
Virat will also not play in India’s upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe
Sanjay Manjrekar said – Virat should play more international matches
New Delhi. Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian cricket team and one of the batsmen, has been seen struggling with the bat for a long time. Due to this, the Board of Cricket in India (BCCI) gave him a break from some matches. Virat has played only 5 matches against England since the Indian Premier League-2022 ended on 29 May. He has not been a part of India’s 14 international matches within the last two months.
Also in India’s next ODI series against Zimbabwe later this month Virat Kohli will not play. experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan Will once again take over the captaincy of the Indian team in the ODI series. Virat is now likely to play directly in the Asia Cup-2022 tournament against Pakistan on August 28.
Virat had asked for a break for the Zimbabwe tour
According to some recent reports, Virat Kohli himself had requested a break from the Zimbabwe tour. Virat Kohli, who has scored 70 centuries in his international career, will now be available for the Asia Cup. He played the last international match on 17 July in Manchester in the third ODI of the series against England. In that match, he scored 17 runs in 22 balls which included 3 fours.
Virat should play more matches: Manjrekar
Meanwhile, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said in the Sports18 show ‘Sports Over the Top’ that the Indian management should give Virat a chance in as many international matches as possible. He said, ‘Virat has got enough break. If we look at Virat’s last 2 years, he has not played many international matches. My personal view is that the more matches Virat plays, the better it will be for him.
Manjrekar gave the example of Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sanjay Manjrekar said that Bhuvneshwar had said in a recent interview that 18 months ago he felt that his international career was about to end. Bhuvi was battling with fitness and poor form for the last 2 years but now this Indian pacer has made a great comeback. He is also a part of the T20 series between India and West Indies. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 03, 2022, 11:34 IST