'Cant Play On Reputation': Ex-India Bowler's scathing critique of team selection |  Cricket News

‘Cant Play On Reputation’: Ex-India Bowler’s scathing critique of team selection | Cricket News

Indian old stimulator Venkatesh Prasad criticized Team India’s squad selection, saying players can’t gamble on reputation and he pointed out how some of the big names in Indian cricket were dropped from the playing XI once their form started to dip deteriorate. He also said that once these great players had gone through a slump in form, they returned to domestic cricket to do the tough yards. Prasad’s remarks come at a time when there is growing noise about Virat Kohliis in bad shape.

“There was a time when you were out of shape, you were dropped regardless of your reputation. Sourav, Sehwag, Yuvraj, Zaheer, Bhajji were all dropped out when they were out of shape. They returned to the national cricket, scored runs and staged a comeback. Criteria seem to have,” Venkatesh Prasad said in his first tweet.

“It has changed drastically now, where there is rest to be out of shape. It is not a way to progress. There is so much talent in the country and reputation cannot be played. One of India’s greatest match winners, Anil Kumble sitting on so many occasions I need action for the greater good,” he wrote further.

In the second and third T20I, Kohli recorded scores of 1 and 11. The batter was seen trying to play aggressive cricket, but the green scrub didn’t work.

Before the T20Is, Kohli also failed to get into the Edgbaston test, recording scores of 11 and 20.


Kohli had last scored an international ton in November 2019 against Bangladesh at the Gardens of Eden and after that the triple-digit mark eluded him.

Kohli will next be seen in action against England in a three-game ODI series, starting on Tuesday at the London Oval.

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