Virat Kohli on Sunday (October 24, 2021) slammed a journalist when he asked if Virat should have preferred Ishan Kishan over Rohit Sharma in playing XI against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. During the post-match press conference, Kohli stated that he played the best team.
On being asked if 23-year old Ishan would have been a better choice, the India skipper said, “It’s a brave question. What do you think, Sir? I played the team that I thought was the best.”
He added, “Will you drop Rohit Sharma from the T20 Internationals? Unbelievable [laughs]. Sir, if you want controversy, please tell me before, so I can answer accordingly.”
— ICC (@ICC) October 25, 2021
Rohit was dismissed by Shaheen Afridi and the veteran Indian cricketer failed to score a run in the most important match of the event. Ishan, on the other hand, has been in good form in the last few matches. He scored valuable runs for Mumbai Indians in the last two league matches and even showed his class in a warm-up game against England.
Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan scripted Pakistan’s sensational win over India. The Men in Green won the match by 10 wickets.