Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra feels the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup could be Virat Kohli’s last one. Kohli is renowned for his extremely high fitness standards, but the veteran stated that with so much cricket played and the next ODI World Cup to be in 2027, it might be tricky for him as well.
In a video on his YouTube channel after India announced their World Cup squad, Aakash Chopra said: “I think Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj, and maybe Jasprit Bumrah. That’s all I can think of (2027 World Cup). Never say never with Virat Kohli, especially given his fitness standards. However, it may be a bit too far and this may be his last ODI World Cup.”
However, Aakash Chopra believes Shikhar Dhawan was a bit unfortunate to not have been selected on India’s World Cup squad. The veteran batter was left out of the ODI setup after Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan smashed double centuries as well.
He concluded: “Look I don’t think Dhawan did much wrong to miss out. It is just about someone else performing so much better that it was impossible to ignore. They have decided that Shubman Gill is the present and the future of Indian cricket and sometimes that’s the price someone else has to pay. So a bit unfortunate for Dhawan.”