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CricketIf Ashwin can be dropped, why cant Virat Kohli: Former India captain terms rest as being dropped

Srinagar: Former Team India World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has said that in the current form even Virat Kohli can be dropped like R Ashwin was dropped for the recent Test match.

“Yes, now the situation is such that you might be forced to bench Kohli from T20 playing eleven. If world No. 2 bowler Ashwin can be dropped from Test side then (once upon a time) world No. 1 batter can also be dropped,” Kapil told ABP News.

Kapil said that Virat Kohli in current form is looking shadow of his own self.

“Virat is not batting at a level which we have seen him do over the years. He has made a name because of his performances but if he isn’t performing, then you can’t keep the performing youngsters out of the team,” said 193 World Cup winning Captain said.

“I want competition for places in team in a positive sense that these youngsters should try and outperform Virat,” he said.

Kapil said rather than term it as rested, he considers Kohli’s recent omission from West Indies series as getting dropped.

“You can call it rest and someone else will call it dropped. Every person will have his own view. Obviously, if selectors don’t pick him (Kohli), then it could be because a big player isn’t performing,” he observed.

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