Virender Sehwag: Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team got defeated in the first match of the 5 Test match series against England. Team India could not achieve the target of 194 runs in the second innings. The questions which have been the flakiest after this match and defeat are those associated with selection by Captain Kohli. Now, these questions are not only fancy but also a few of them, and one of the most prominent ones is former opener Virat Kohli who has started this discussion on social media between fans. In fact, for this test match, Captain Virat Kohli came with three openers on the field and left the middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara out.
Lokesh Rahul was replaced with Pujara in the team. Virat may have taken this decision in view of poor performance in Pujara’s county cricket, where he scored 172 runs in 12 innings. Meanwhile, where the fans were keeping their opinions on the social media demanding change in the team, Virender Sehwag also kept a complicated and important question in front of the fans. The question is – should Pujara be dropped in the second Test? Sehwag wrote in his tweet, “Can the Pope play for England, should India go with Pujara in the second Test? After all, it is Lords. ‘
Pope likely to play for England,
Should India play Pujara in the second test. ?
After all it’s Lords
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 6, 2018
On the other hand, many fans have asked BCCI, Captain Kohli and selectors to make Shikhar Dhawan out of Team India. Fans have removed the existing Indian opening pair and have called for the induction of the India-A Young Openers (Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw) in the team.
It is worth mentioning that after the poor performance in the first Test, England removed David Malan and included Oli Pope in the team. At the same time, the English team will have to go on the field without their star all-rounder Ben Stokes in the next Test match, which will go to the court hearing in the Bristol fights case. Chris Woakes has been included in the squad instead of Stokes.