Virat Kohli Press Conference Ajinkya Rahane Cheteshwar Pujara IND vs SA: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday clarified that the current team management is not looking to drop in-form senior players Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane as talks alone cannot change a player’s performance. Is. He also answered the question of Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari, who have performed well, being dropped from the playing XI. Although Hanuma got a chance to play in the Johannesburg Test match.
Both these senior batsmen found some form by scoring half-centuries in the second Test against South Africa. But due to battling to score runs for a long time, questions are being raised. It is being said that there is something wrong with Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari. He has to sit outside despite his good performance.
While Iyer scored a century and half-century in the debut Test against New Zealand in the home series, Vihari scored an unbeaten 40 in the Johannesburg Test. Kohli was asked if there is a discussion going on as to how to deal with the transition period. Kohli said, “I cannot say for sure when we will talk about change. The game itself proceeds in a way that changes. You can’t force it on any player.
Virat Kohli PC Highlights: Siraj will not play in Cape Town Test match, Kohli gives a big update on his fitness
He came to the rescue of his senior teammates. He said, “If you look at the last Test itself, the way Rahane and Pujara batted in the second innings, that experience is priceless for us. Especially in a series like this where we know these players have played their part well in the past. In the last Test, he played important innings in tough conditions and that has a lot of significance.
Trent Boult beats Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan, becomes the fourth bowler to do so for New Zealand
The captain said that talks with a player regarding change can be complicated and it should be allowed to happen in an orderly manner. Kohli said, “I believe change happens and it happens naturally. I think talks about change cannot be forced.