Bharat Superstar Virat Kohli He has had a great time with the bat in the second half of 2022. He returned to form in the shortest format of the game from the Asia Cup and continued his form with the bat in the T20 World Cup as well.
Kohli was the top run-scorer at the global showpiece event, scoring 296 runs in just six matches. He scored half-centuries on four occasions, including one of the most memorable match-winning innings against arch-rivals Pakistan.
But since the 2022 T20 World Cup, the former Indian captain has not featured in T20I games for India. Notably, Team India has played two T20I bilateral series after the mega event, but Kohli was not seen in action in any of those matches.
No wonder Kohli’s frequent absence from the T20I squad has put a question mark over his future in the format. The question was raised again at the pre-match press conference ahead of the third ODI against India new zealand For India’s head coach Rahul Dravid,
However, Dravid interrupted the reporter and gave a blunt response regarding Kohli’s future with Team India in T20Is.
‘Till last year, questions were raised on Virat’s position in the T20 team’ The reporter intervened before Dravid countered it with an epic reply, “No, not by us. Absolutely not, never by us.
After this, the Indian coach explained the reason for the absence of Kohli and the current captain. Rohit Sharma in the smallest formats.
“There is a certain priority that we need to give to certain white-ball tournaments at particular stages of time. The amount of cricket we are playing – the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the World Test Championship – there are some white-ball tournaments that we have to prioritise, after the T20 World Cup the priority is these six (ODIs) matches.” added Dravid.