Former India captain Virat Kohli recently made waves when he said no one contacted him when he was struggling. In his address to the PC after Pakistan’s five-wicket triumph over India in the Asia Cup Super 4, Kohli highlighted his mindset and used an instance from January to exemplify. An emotional Kohli alleged a lack of support, saying only MS Dhoni messaged him.
“When I resigned as Test captain, only MS Dhoni texted me. He texted me despite many others having my number. It’s rooted in mutual respect. Our equation has no end-point uncertainty. Important. I value sincerity in my life. I personally tell people about their games. I call them, if necessary “Kohli.
Kohli’s inflammatory words suggest he was motivated by the captaincy issue, which led to his removal as India’s ODI skipper after he resigned as T20I captain after the World Cup last year. Former Indian cricketers didn’t like Kohli’s words. Sunil Gavaskar questioned Virat’s timing and advised he name the persons after asking what Kohli was expecting. Madan Lal believes the comment may distract during the Asia Cup.
“Virat shouldn’t have spoken then. You’re playing key games in the middle of a championship-deciding campaign. You look great! Whether someone calls or not, you must face risk. He should’ve said it earlier. If you’re not fit, you must pursue it. No egos should clash here.” Lal mentioned Sports Tak.
After a six-week break, Kohli has scored 35, 59 not out, and 60 in the Asia Cup. India will expect big things from their star batter when they play Sri Lanka tonight and Afghanistan Thursday. Kohli’s form is improving.