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2007 T-20 World Cup Winner Robin Uthappa warns Virat Kohli critics

Robin Uthappa, Six Sports

Virat Kohli has always been the center of attention, since he took his bat for India. However, for the last few years, the gained attention has been different. The drought in runs has constantly kept him under scrutiny. As a result of that, his position in the playing eleven has been questioned by fans as well as senior Indian players too. Many backed Kohli too. The 2007 World Cup Winning batter Robin Uthappa too joined the list and shut all the questions. He urged,

We need to just leave him alone and let him play cricket. He knows what works best for him and I believe once he acknowledges his problem, he will be able to sort it out on his own. All we need to do is give him space to be himself.

Uthappa recently was speaking on the Share Chat’s Audio Classroom. The CSK opener hammered the fact that, Kohli has 70 hundreds in his bag. When he was hitting those milestones, nobody questioned his techniques or whatever.

Now, I don’t think we have any right to tell him how to play. He has scored 70 hundreds thanks to his own abilities and he will score another 30 or 35 also on his own abilities.

‘Don’t bring his spot into question’, urges Robin Uthappa

Virat Kohli has opted to take a rest for a month from competitive cricket, after he played. Following that, BCCI also decided to reat few regular players like Rishab Pant, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. However, they all, excluding Kohli and Bumrah will be available for the T-20 series against WI. Both of them are likely to be back before the upcoming Asia Cup.

Regarding Virat’s break, Uthappa said,

“If he feels it is fit for him to take a break, then he can take a break. If he feels he has to play a certain series or tournament, allow him to play. Don’t bring his spot into question. He is a match-winner, one of the proven match-winners and he is the best in the world. We have no right and authority or no ground to stand on and question his ability to win matches or question his position in our team.”

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