Virat Kohli Ruled Out From T20 World Cup 2024 – Why, what’s the reason behind it?

Virat Kohli Ruled Out From T20 World Cup 2024

There are reports that the selectors are unwilling to choose Virat Kohli for the Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup. After a break of over a year, the former captain of India made his comeback to the Twenty20 squad in January of this year.

Virat Kohli Ruled Out From T20 World Cup 2024

After the 2022 T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma were left off of the T20I roster until they were called up for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan at home. As Rohit celebrated his T20I comeback with a magnificent century in the third match, Virat Kohli managed only 29 and 0 in his first two appearances.

Furthermore, Virat Kohli’s participation in the T20 World Cup remains uncertain, despite Rohit’s confirmation by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. Although many people thought that Virat Kohli’s comeback against Afghanistan had guaranteed his place in the T20 World Cup, there is still a chance that he may be dropped.

Virat Kohli doubtful for T20 World Cup

The Telegraph reports that the Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel is reluctant to choose Virat Kohli for the T20 World Cup because they and team management feel the veteran has not been able to meet the demands of the squad in the shortest format.

The report said that the BCCI has given top selector Ajit Agarkar the authority to decide whether or not to play Virat Kohli in the major tournament. 

The selectors are prepared to make some audacious and daring decisions for the next ICC tournament since India hasn’t won an ICC title since 2013. In the meantime, the ICC must receive the T20 World Cup preliminary squad by the first week of May. 

Only if Virat Kohli has an incredible season in the next IPL 2024 will he be able to qualify for the competition. Currently, players such as Suryakumar Yadav, Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, and Shivam Dube are ranked higher than Virat Kohli. 

Virat Kohli Ruled Out From T20 World Cup 2024

What Are India’s options if Virat Kohli is not picked for the T20 World Cup?

There are several. In T20Is, Kohli bats third. India might choose players such as Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ruturaj Gaikwad to begin with Rohit. Try No. 3 if you’re the one who’s missing out. Next, as the keeper and third batter, you may choose between KL Rahul and Snaju Samson. 

Ishan Kishan was attempted at No. 3 in the Twenty20 Internationals against Australia before he lost his central contract, and the left-hander struck two brilliant half-centuries.

Another apparent option is to start the world’s greatest T20I batsman, Suryakumar Yadav, at No. 3 and let players like Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, and Rinku Singh enter the game late in the innings to perform their finest work.

BCCI Selectors Believe Virat Kohli unable to cope With Team India’s Demands

It has been reported that Virat Kohli “hasn’t been able to cope with the team’s needs in the shortest format.” The BCCI selectors are prepared to make a difficult choice. 

Without a doubt, Rohit Sharma will spearhead India’s efforts in the T20 World Cup 2024, which is scheduled to take place in the USA and the West Indies in June. However, the same cannot be said of Virat Kohli’s standing inside the team. 

The BCCI secretary Jay Shah has already announced that Rohit would lead India in the Twenty20 World Cup, but he did not address Virat Kohli’s position in the Twenty20 Internationals right away.

Why is Virat Kohli to be Dropped for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024?

The Indian team for the 2024 T20 World Cup may not include star batsman Virat Kohli. ‘The Telegraph reports that Kohli’s availability for the competition would only be determined by how well he does in the Indian Premier League 2024. 

The Indian men’s cricket squad, captained by Ajit Agarkar, is reportedly prepared to make difficult choices in advance of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Although no one can deny Virat Kohli’s love for the red ball format, his strategy does not align with the BCCI’s requirements for the T20 World Cup. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar is anticipated to initiate the talk with Virat Kohli, while BCCI is anticipated to remain neutral in the whole situation. 

It is said that Agarkar discussed the matter with Virat and that the batting strategy has to be adjusted. In the two Twenty20 Internationals, he played against Afghanistan, Kohli had an aggressive batting effort, scoring 29 and 0 in each contest.

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