This middle-order batsman not only did not stop here, but he also said that Sourav Ganguly used to make him feel that go and play, I am with you, but this is not the way of Virat Kohli.
Now stop guessing the playing XI before every series or match. End things on that. Because now nothing is the same in Team India. No player has a fixed place in the playing XI under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Captain Kohli has his own way of choosing a team. They choose the team on the current form of the players and not by looking at its history. Yes, we are not saying all these things, but former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has said it.
In a conversation with Sports Tak, Kaif has said that the current management of Team India is going to focus on the current performance of the players, and not on the field thinking about what they have done before. In the team combination, captain Virat gives importance to the informed players only. Therefore to say that a player is fixed in the playing XI instead of a player would be wrong.
Kaif spoke big on Virat’s captaincy
Speaking on the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Mohammad Kaif said, “Nothing is clear in Virat’s team and we should accept this. Sourav Ganguly used to make it feel that go and play, I am with you, but that is not the way Virat Kohli has. Kohli sees who is in form and brings him into the playing XI. Kaif further said, “Of course it is Kohli’s style but in the end a captain is judged by how many trophies he has won and Virat has not won a single ICC trophy yet.”
The current form is heavy on the past achievements of the players
Kaif, who was India’s agile fielder, said, “Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan got the opportunity because they have been in form in domestic cricket. It is clear that this team management does not even look at the past performance of the players. The focus of Virat Kohli is the current form. This is the reason why Suryakumar and Ishan Kishan went to play for India. And, this was the reason why Shikhar Dhawan had to be out of the team and Rohit Sharma was rested.
No one’s place in ‘Virat Team’ is confirmed: Kaif
Kaif, who played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India between 2000 and 2006, said, “Nobody’s place in Virat Kohli’s team is fixed. Even the players who play know this. This is an old thing now. The players have also accepted that this is the way to play for Team India.
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