Former Indian captain Kapil Dev said if Ashwin can be dropped, why not drop Virat Kohli from the Twenty20 team.
Kapil’s question was that if Ashwin, who played in the Test series against England last year, can be excluded from the Test against England this month, why should not Virat Kohli, who has been in poor form in recent times, be excluded from the Twenty20 team? Kapil’s response was in an interview given to ABP News.
“There is now a situation where Kohli may be forced out of the first XI in T20. If Ashwin, who was the world’s number one bowler, can be dropped from the Test team, then the world’s number one batsman can also be dropped. Kohli is not batting at the level we have seen in years.
He added that the playing eleven should be selected on the basis of current form and not on how they have played in the past.