Team India has been announced for the T20 World Cup and a new debate has also started. Should Virat Kohli open in T20 World Cup? Many experts have given different statements, but former opener Gautam Gambhir has consistently opposed it and said that such discussions break the morale of other batsmen.
Gautam Gambhir said, ‘You know what happens in India? When you start doing great, different theories come to the fore. When Virat Kohli made 100 in T20, then everyone forgot what Rohit and Rahul have done for a long time. Now everyone is talking about getting Virat Kohli to open.
Gautam said that what would be the effect of such discussions on KL Rahul’s confidence. If KL Rahul scores less runs in the first match of the World Cup, then everyone will start pressurizing Virat Kohli to open in the second match.
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir said that you would not want your senior players to come with such thinking whether their place is confirmed in the team or not. Had Rohit Sharma not been the captain of the team, then perhaps he too would have been in such thinking.
It is worth noting that before the T20 World Cup, Team India was engaged in many experiments. When Virat Kohli came to open in the Asia Cup, he scored a century here. After this, the demand once again intensified that Virat Kohli should open in T20. Virat has already done this in IPL as well.
However, only KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have been opening for Team India in T20 for a long time. Whether India will take the risk of changing its opening pair in a big tournament like the World Cup, everyone’s eyes are on it.
The Indian team for T20 World Cup is as follows: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R.K. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
standby player – Mohammed Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.