Kohli will be ‘under pressure to deliver when he is captain: ex-India bowler


Modified Jan 25, 2022 6:06 PM IST

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Virat Kohli will feel the pressure to perform if he is to remain in the team now that he is no longer the captain for all formats, according to some who believe that the world is eager to see his performance moving forward. Kohli is undoubtedly one of the world’s top batters, but his numbers don’t reflect that. Only a few low scores were recorded, but there were hundreds of high scores that went unaccounted for.

The fact that Kohli has gone over two years without scoring a three-digit score is very unbelievable given the standard that he has set. As an example of how no one can take their place in the team for granted, Harbhajan cited a few of the greats of Indian cricket. Kohli’s batting has reached a peak in the past seven years, while he has led the team with grit and bravado. In the absence of Kohli, Harbhajan looks forward to seeing him return to the batting lineup and help India win matches with his bat. In other words, even though there may not be any immediate threat to Kohli’s Playing XI spot in all three formats, Harbhajan Singh feels that Kohli should keep in mind that if he doesn’t perform, his place in the Playing XI could be at risk.

No matter how great you are – whether you are Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, or whoever – you will be selected. Kohli will continue to be under pressure when he fails to perform, something that was not there during these last seven years. While he has been a great captain in this span of seven years, I hope that he will continue to improve and win matches and score a lot of runs in the future,” he concluded.