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'Is Kohli Good Enough...?': Matthew Hayden Points Out India's Dilemma For T20 WC

Virat Kohli will likely be a part of the Indian squad for T20 WC 2024 [x.com]Virat Kohli will likely be a part of the Indian squad for T20 WC 2024 [x.com]

Virat Kohli has been the talk of the town since the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for his slow strike rate. 

The dynamic batter has proved himself yet another time in the ongoing IPL, scoring 500 runs in 10 matches with a strike rate of 147.49. He is the proud holder of the Orange cap in the tournament so far. 

With the T20 World Cup just knocking at the door, Virat Kohli has likely impressed the selection committee with his commendable performance in the IPL and has reserved his place in the squad for the World Cup. 

Hayden Questioned Mindset of BCCI Regarding The Inclusion Of Kohli In WC Squad

Former Australian cricketer, Matthew Hayden raised the question of the mindset of BCCI and Ajit Agarkar the chairman of selectors regarding the inclusion of Virat Kohli in the 15-man India World Cup Squad. 

On talking to the Star Sports Press room show the two-time World Cup winner Hayden, asked tough questions to Ajit Agarkar starting with  'Is Kohli good enough to win the T20 World Cup for India?'

He also added that the mindsets of Australia and India are very different, as in that cricket Australia don't think twice regarding the reputation of the cricketers if they cannot cope with the requirements of modern-day cricket. 

This Virat Kohli discussion is probably the primary discussion here. Is he the individual who is going to win you the World Cup? I mean, his last ODI World Cup was a fantastic campaign. He has got nothing wrong with his statistics, historically no matter what tournament he plays. So the challenge from mine is his experience vs the young impetus that is required to play great World Cup cricket." Hayden Said. 

He also believes that this cannot be the mindset in India as one may argue that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are what's best for T20I, but he suggests that the next generation should be allowed to play at marquee tournaments. 

Virat Kohli has been the leading run scorer from India in the last two ICC tournaments with over 700 runs in the 2023 World Cup and 296 runs in the T20I edition in 2022.