Virat Kohli Likely To Be Dropped From T20 World Cup 2024 Squad: Reports

Indian cricket is bracing for a potential storm as reports swirl about Virat Kohli’s omission from the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. With the marquee tournament set for the USA and West Indies in June, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy is confirmed, but Kohli’s fate remains shrouded in uncertainty.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah’s recent statements fueled speculation. While confirming Rohit’s leadership, he remained tight-lipped on Kohli’s T20I future, hinting at ongoing discussions. This ambiguity has cast a shadow over Kohli’s participation.

Selectors, facing a rapidly evolving T20 landscape and a surge of young talent, reportedly harbour doubts about Kohli’s suitability for the shortest format, especially keeping the slow wickets in the Windies.

The upcoming IPL season could prove pivotal for Kohli. Stellar performances might be his saving grace, with selectors and team management poised for potentially tough decisions before the World Cup.

Reports suggest that Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar holds the final verdict, as top BCCI officials distance themselves from the sensitive issue. This, coupled with Jay Shah’s enigmatic stance, underscores the precariousness of Kohli’s T20 World Cup hopes.

Kohli’s potential absence adds another layer of scrutiny to India’s quest for an ICC trophy, a drought that stretches back to 2013.

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