Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli scored his 71st worldwide century after a wait of just about two years. Nevertheless, the ton has arguably put India in a dilemma. Whereas Kohli has performed nearly all of his T20I profession at No.3 and excelled at it, the century poses the query if Rohit Sharma and Co ought to think about opening with him on the prime with the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 approaching in a number of week’s time.

Within the 9 matches the place Kohli has opened for India in T20Is, he has scored 400 runs at a median of 57.14 and that, too, at a staggering strike charge of 161.29.

Virat Kohli. PC- Getty
Virat Kohli. PC- Getty

Ponting is cautious of the problems surrounding the choice of Virat Kohli opening the innings for India

Chatting with the ICC Evaluate, the Aussie mentioned, “The query we’re going to maintain asking is – effectively I’m certain, the Indian selectors are asking the identical query – does that create extra of an issue than we thought with Virat getting that 100 opening the batting? What are we going to do now going into the World Cup?” 

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Picture Credit: Twitter)

“So there’s a number of different questions which are most likely raised on the again of that magnificent 100 that he made. He was even on report saying that he was shocked himself that the primary 100 again was truly in a (T20I) sport. He thought that that’d be the final choice he’d have to attain his first hundred in a few years”, he added.

Ricky Ponting prolonged his help to Virat Kohli throughout his tough patch

After 1,020 days, the watch for Kohli’s 71st century lastly got here to an finish through the Asia Cup when he smashed a surprising 122* off 61 balls towards Afghanistan. Within the course of, he additionally Ponting’s tally of 71 worldwide tons.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Picture: Twitter)

All through Kohli’s barren run, Ponting was vocal in his help for the previous India captain, at the same time as loads of former gamers referred to as for him to be dropped.

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