Sehwag hits out at Virat

Virender Sehwag has said that Virat Kohli "should drop himself" if he fails to perform in the second Test against South Africa.

By Our Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 14.01.18
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Calcutta: Virender Sehwag has said that Virat Kohli "should drop himself" if he fails to perform in the second Test against South Africa.

Sehwag was unhappy with Kohli's selection decisions for the Centurion Test, in which he excluded wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar to make way for Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma. respectively.

He told India TV: "Watching Virat Kohli exclude Shikhar Dhawan for just one Test failure and Bhuvneshwar for no reason at all, Kohli should drop himself in the third Test in Johannesburg, if he fails to perform in Centurion."

"Excluding Bhuvneshwar wasn't the right decision. Citing that Ishant might benefit from his height, Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar's self-confidence.

"They could have played Ishant in place of any other bowler. Bhuvneshwar performed well in Cape Town and excluding him like this isn't justified," Sehwag said.

Coming into the game after losing the first Test, India made three changes to their playing XI.