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“Virat Kohli is a must in the squad” – Kris Srikkanth
By SMCS - Mar 16, 2024 8:00 am
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Amid reports claiming that Star India player Virat Kohli is set to face axe for the T20 World Cup 2024, former Chief Selector Kris Srikkanth has added that India cannot win without him. The veteran also recalled the former Indian captain’s key role in taking the team to the semi-finals of the last edition. Meanwhile, Kohli has a great record in T20 World Cups, becoming the highest run-getter in the tournament’s
history during the previous edition as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Speaking on his YouTube Channel, Srikkanth said, “No chance. It’s not possible to be without Virat Kohli at the T20 World Cup. He is the one who took us to the semi-finals in T20 World Cup 2022. He was the Man of the Tournament. Who is saying all this? These rumour-mongers, don’t they have any other job? What is the basis for all this chatter? If India have to win the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli is a must in the squad.”

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Earlier, former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria also opined on the importance of having Virat Kohli in the squad, stating that he can help the youngsters grow as well. Srikkanth further stated that Kohli deserves a tribute on par with Sachin Tendulkar in 2011 and that the team should win the trophy for him as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli had a dynamic practice aead of Cape Town Test

“You need a guy who can just stay there. India need that sheet anchor, be it T20 World Cup or ODI World Cup. Without Virat Kohli, the Indian team cannot go. We need Virat Kohli, 100 per cent. I still believe Virat Kohli should be honoured like how Sachin Tendulkar was in 2011. The Indian team should win the World Cup for Virat. It will be a great thing for Virat Kohli,” he concluded.