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“No one comes back to form while resting,” Irfan Pathan perplexed at Virat Kohli being rested again for West Indies ODIs

Virat Kohli has been given a fair few breaks by the Indian selectors in the last 12 months or so

The former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan seems quite perplexed by the fact that the Indian selectors have rested Virat Kohli once again for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies.

Virat Kohli has been struggling with his form for the last couple of years and initially, some Indian fans and pundits were of the view that Virat perhaps needed a break to get his form going again, but BCCI gave Virat a decent break after the IPL and he didn’t feature in the 5-match T20I series against South Africa and 2-match T20I series against Ireland.

The former captain returned to the team for the one-off test match against England before being given a 3-day break again ahead of the last two T20Is and the 3-match ODI series against England. These are enough breaks to manage Virat’s workload and one would have thought that he would be available for the West Indies tour.

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Indian fans, just like Irfan Pathan, are very disappointed with the Indian selectors

But, the Indian selectors have now given Virat another break for the West Indies ODI series and it has not only miffed Virat fans, but Irfan Pathan also seems to be unable to make sense of this decision by the selectors.

According to Irfan Pathan, if a player is struggling with his form, how is it possible for him to get back into form when he is resting at home? He can get back into form only by playing.

There is a T20I series in West Indies after the ODI series and it remains to be seen now if the Indian selectors pick Virat Kohli for that series, because T20 cricket is more important for the Indian team management right now as compared to ODI cricket, simply because there is a T20 World Cup scheduled in Australia in a few months’ time.

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Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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