Indian Bowler faced a lot of criticism after the battle against arch-rivals Pakistan and captain Kohli seemed disappointed and overwhelmed after the match. Skipper was enraged by reporters who bombarded him with unworthy questions. Despite this, he kept his calm and was quite supportive throughout.
One of the reasons that the Indian team had one less bowling option during the match was due to Hardik Pandya’s injury.
There has been talk that Kohli could be selected as the sixth bowler. Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta shared his thoughts and asked Captain Kohli to bowl. On his YouTube channel, Dasgupta stated, “Virat Kohli’s bowling could be an option if needed, if you’re thinking outside the box.”
To be honest, Captain can bowl, but he’d have to be cautious about when he enters the assault. With less economy, he could take a few wickets. Team India, on the other hand, must consider how to make the best use of the bowlers they already have.
Captain had bowled a couple of overs in the warm-up and the overs didn’t go for much runs. The 32-year-old bowled two overs in the contest and conceded just 12 runs. As a result, he can be considered as an option. Deep Dasgupta proposed that he bowl immediately after the Power-Play or immediately before the death-overs. Virat, on the other hand, would go with his instinct and the team’s need. Because he won’t do anything that would not make sense at the end.
Shardul Thakur will be the right bowler for Kohli as Hardik’s shoulder have been a concern
Moreover, Shardul Thakur according to me, he’s more suitable for Team India right now than Hardik Pandya. Or he can be introduced in the next match in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shardul Thakur is flexible of his skills and could be used whenever Team India needs a wicket.
Recently, Thakur has shown his strength with the bat along with the bowl. This 20-year-old emerged as the leading wicket-taker for the CSK in IPL 2021. And he stoked his bat when the team needed it.
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