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Have some logic: Virat Kohli responds to journalist on question about Ashwin

Friday, March 12, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Despite his magnificent performance in the recently concluded Test series against England, Indian team captain Virat Kohli has confirmed that there is no room for off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in India's T20I squad unless Washington Sundar has a "drastically horrible season."

After he took 32 wickets with an all-round performance in the four Test matches against England, Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the 'Man of the Series' title. Addressing a question regarding Ashwin's comeback in the shorter format, Virat Kohli said that it was not possible to have two players of the same discipline to be part of the team. "Washington has been doing really well for us. You cannot have two players (Washington and Aswhin) of the same discipline playing in one spot so unless Washi has a drastically horrible season and things go south for him, I mean the question should be asked with some kind of logic as well. You suggest where you would add Ash when Washington does that job for the team," Kohli said during a virtual press conference.

"Individuals have to understand and appreciate the kind of system that's been created for the Indian cricket team. We should operate at a very high level of fitness and skills, there is a reason why this is a top of a ladder when it comes to playing cricket in our country. You would obviously expect players to abide by what's required to be a part of team India and there can't be a space to comprise in that regard," Virat Kohli added.

 

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