Veteran Team India pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that star India batter Virat Kohli thinks he is the best bowler in the team. He further added that team members are scared when Kohli bowls, as he could get injured due to his bowling action as well. However, Bhuvneshwar has played for India in 21 Tests, 121 ODIs and 87 T20Is. He hasn’t featured in an international game since November 2022 as well. Meanwhile, Kohli was part of the Indian team during the tour of the West Indies recently and will next be seen in action in the upcoming Asia Cup as well.
At the CEAT awards in Mumbai on Monday (August 21), Bhuvneshwar Kumar said: “Virat Kohli thinks he’s the best bowler in the team. We’re always scared when he bowls, as he could get injured due to his bowling action.”
Moreover, recently, there has been a debate over Virat Kohli’s future in international cricket after the World Cup as well. During an interview with RevSportz, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar stated that Kohli must quit white-ball cricket after the World Cup and focus on the longer format as well.
“I don’t think he should play more 50-overs matches after this World Cup. Also, if you see him in T20s, it takes a lot out of him. I think he should play for at least six more years and break the 100 hundreds record of Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has it in him to break the record. He should focus on Test cricket after this World Cup and break this record,” the veteran stated.
On the other hand, former India captain Sourav Ganguly disagreed with the suggestion as well. Rubbishing Akhtar’s theory, he shared on the sidelines of a Denver event: “Why? Virat Kohli should play whatever cricket he wants to play. Because he performs.”