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‘Useless’: Former Indian star’s huge interpretation of Virat Kohli’s ‘I still have it’ remark | Cricket News


There has been much speculation about Virat KohliIndia’s inclusion in the Indian cricket team for the 2024 T20 World Cup. Although some suggest that India should consider selecting a younger team, others believe that the team will be incomplete without a talented veteran like Kohli. After his brilliant half-century against Punjab Kings in IPL 2024, Kohli responded sharply to his critics with a snide remark. “I know my name is very attached to promoting the game in many parts of the world when it comes to T20 cricket, but I still have it, I guess,” he said. Even though his remark was welcomed by many, the former Indian star Robin Uthappa believes this was “unnecessary” in the situation.

Uthappa, who was part of the panel discussion on Jio Cinema ahead of RCB’s match against KKR on Friday, said the decision was up to the selectors and Kohli did not need to say these things.

“I think what he said in the last game seemed so unnecessary. He didn’t have to say that because I don’t think anyone ever questioned his abilities or what he could bring to the table. When it comes to batting, he is a class act, but India is not. And he intends, right, to want to be part of this T20 World Cup. Well, it is up to the selectors whether they are going to go for a young team or whether they are going to go for proven veterans who have done very well for the country and for themselves and in the IPL in the pass. It is therefore up to the selectors to decide. But he kind of said, okay, I want to go now. I really want to go there and give one last score to get a T20 World Cup as well,” he said.

After his team’s defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) skipper Faf Du Plessis said the wicket was two-paced in the first innings, which forced the players to struggle a bit with their batting.

With a scintillating batting display, Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to win away in this IPL after their comprehensive seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Friday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Faf said: “In the first innings we thought the wicket was very two-paced, you could see that when the guys were throwing the cutters, on a length, the guys were really struggling. We I thought it was a decent score considering it gets a little easier in the evening there was a little bit of dew that came in. Looking at the way we hit during of the first innings, even though there is someone in there, Virat was struggling to hit the ball just because there was a lack of pace and the surface was two-paced.”

(With ANI entries)

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