Usman Khwaja and Kapil Dev
Usman Khwaja and Kapil Dev. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Virat Kohli’s identify is at all times within the information, whether or not he scores runs or not, and his current batting hunch has brought about a worldwide stir. Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has even questioned his place within the Indian T20I squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, and in a modern social media submit, Australia’s Usman Khwaja has taken a sly dig on the former Indian cricketer’s feedback.

Earlier this week, Kapil Dev remarked that Kohli’s place within the T20I squad just isn’t assured, and the group administration ought to take a look at giving younger in-form gamers extra probabilities reasonably than going with the popularity of gamers. He spoke in regards to the 33-year-old batter specifically and suggested the group administration to take a look at different choices if he continues failing for the Indian group.

His feedback agitated the Indian batter’s former coach, Rajkumar Sharma, who hit again on the Indian legend by highlighting Kohli’s 70 centuries in worldwide cricket, which isn’t any imply feat. In the meantime, ICC posted a snippet of the Kapil’s touch upon Instagram, which garnered a response from Australia’s Usman Khawaja. The southpaw commented on the submit with a sarcastic tone, “averages 50 at nearly 140. Good name. Australia Agrees.”

The Aussie opener’s remark accentuates the specter of India’s star batter within the format and the worth he would add to the squad within the T20 World Cup. Khawaja implied that the Australian group would favor to face a Kohli-less Indian group within the match.

Virat Kohli has an outstanding file in opposition to the defending T20 world champions

The Indian stalwart, who averages an astonishing 50.60 within the format, is the third-highest run-getter in T20Is with 3297 runs to his identify. The Australian’s remarks had been legitimate because the Indian right-hand batter like enjoying in opposition to the Males in Yellow and has scored 718 runs, his highest in opposition to any opponent at a outstanding common of 59.83. Out of these 718 runs, 451 got here in Australia, the venue for the ICC mega occasion later this 12 months.