Once Virat Kohli returns to form, he will be unstoppable: Syed Kirmani backs India star for T20 World Cup

Former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani has backed Virat Kohli to be a part of the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

Kohli is currently going through a lean patch in international cricket (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kohli has been going through a lean patch in international cricket
  • Kirmani has backed Kohli to be in the T20 World Cup squad
  • The World Cup winner said that an established player like Kohli deserves the benefit of doubt

Former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani has backed Virat Kohli for the upcoming T20 World Cup, saying that once the star batter gets into form, he will be unstoppable.

Kohli is currently going through a lean patch in international cricket, with his last hundred coming way back in 2019. With the World Cup in Australia on the horizon, many have questioned the star batter’s spot in the squad.

However, Kirmani backed the former India captain and said that he should be part of the team that will be travelling down under. Talking to Dainik Jagran, the World Cup winner said that Kohli has loads of experience and once he returns to form, the star batter will be unstoppable.

Kirmani also said that Kohli could be a game-changer during the tournament and a player with his abilities deserves to be in the squad.

“Virat Kohli has loads of experience. He should be in the T20 World Cup squad. Once Kohli returns to form, he will be unstoppable. He could be a game-changer. A player with Kohli’s experience and abilities deserves to be in the World Cup squad,” said Kirmani.

Kirmani also added that if someone else was in Kohli’s place, he would have lost his spot in the team, since the competition for places is tough at the moment. He ended by saying that an established player like Kohli should be given the benefit of the doubt.

“There is a tough competition in the Indian team. Look, Had it been someone else in place of Virat, he would’ve been dropped from the team by now. But I feel that an established player should be given the benefit of the doubt,” said Kirmani.

The former India captain has been excluded from the upcoming tour of West Indies as he isn’t part of the ODI and T20I squads.

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