Witnessing Rohit Struggling days in IPL and first match of ICC T20 Worldcup one of the interviewer in the press conference asked Kohli if he would drop him in the next match. Read here:
Unfortunately Indian team couldn’t continue the record of beating Pakistan in Worldcup as Pakistan defeated team India by 10 wickets this was their first worldcup win against India.
Before bowlers one of the worst performances on field team India’s batting unit collapased in the first innings it started with Rohit Sharma’s wicket in the very first over of the match. Shaheen Afridi who became man of the match with his extraordinary stats 3-31 in four overs got Sharma LBW out on very first bowl of the day.
Rohit Sharma after amazing stats in the test cricket this year is now struggling in the T20Is except last T20I India played against England. Rohit face poor form in IPL though and it continued to the warm up match against Australia, eventually he got golden duck in the fixer against Pakistan. All this came together and one interviewer asked captain Kohli if he may drop Sharma next time from T20Is.
Kohli reacted surprisingly and asked the question again; his reactions were enough to know how important is Rohit Sharma in the squad. “That’s very brave question, what do you think sir?” Kohli asked interviewer. “I played the team that I thought was the best what do you think? Will you drop Rohit Sharma from T20Is? Will you drop Rohit Sharma? You know what he did in the last game, don’t you? (laughed) unbelievable. If you want controversies tell me before so that I can answer accordingly,” Kohli said.
After losing to Pakistan India will square off against New Zealand on Sunday, October 31.