Watch: Virat Kohli Gives A Befitting Reply To Pakistan Journo Who Asked If Ishan Could Replace Rohit Sharma

India was defeated by Pakistan in the opening encounter of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Pakistanis handed a 10-wicket defeat to Team India and thereby erased the record of not winning against the men in blue in the World Cups. Team India needs to make a few tough calls but also keep in mind that it was a rare tough outing for most players. In this article, we take a look at how Virat Kohli reacted to a journalist who asked if Ishan could replace Rohit Sharma for the NZ game.

India need to make a few tough calls for the New Zealand encounter

Although India’s performance in the warm-up games was excellent, the players looked rusty against Pakistan. With the bat, the openers failed and when it came to the ball, the experienced Indian bowlers failed to trouble the Pakistan openers.

The next match against New Zealand will be a must-win game for India. Hence, keeping the reputation of the players aside, Team India will be forced to make a few changes.


Journo asks if Ishan could replace Rohit Sharma for the next game

Virat Kohli is someone who gives it straight back when there is a view that seems to be out of place. After the game against Pakistan, in the media interaction, a journalist asked Virat if Ishan Kishan could replace Rohit Sharma for the next match. The question was really illogical as Rohit is the team’s vice-captain and one of the most experienced players in the unit. The Indian captain, too, felt the same.

Staring with a grin that itself gave a lot of answers, Virat Kohli said, “Do you seriously want me to drop Rohit Sharma from T20Is. Rohit Sharma? Even after knowing what he did for us in the last game? Unbelievable. If you want controversy, then tell before. I’ll answer it accordingly.” All aside, India will now focus hard on the next game to bring the campaign on track.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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