The Indian cricket team Skipper Virat Kohli recently said the requirements from the new cricket players that the board will expect for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Virat said that the new cricketers must and prove themselves in less than a short period of time. He said that the cricketers will get only 4 to 5 chances to prove their worth. Kohli said that he didn't expect that he would get 15-20 chances initially in his career.
During an interaction on BCCI TV channel, Kohli said, 'We are very clear. It is not that anyone will get 30 chances. Even when I came into the team, I didn’t think I will get 15-20 games and I knew I will mostly get chances in three to five games and I have to prove myself. One will get suppose five chances and he will have to prove himself. That is the level we are playing at. As the team management has that mindset, the individual should also have the same.'
The cricketers will play almost 30 T20I matches prior to the World Cup. He further said that each and every cricketer coming into the team must have a mindset to set their mark in this field. Kohli further added, 'It is a delicate balance to strike but as we have 30 games before it (World Cup), so we have to figure out how much time each individual gets.'
In the first three-match series, India surpassed South Africa in Dharamsala. At the time of reacting about the same, Kohli said, We feel both the T20Is and the Test championship are in our focus as both of them are milestones and that is why youngsters are being pushed in from time to time as it is important to settle the team combination because we have to figure out the guys who will take the team forward.’
On Thursday, Kohli added a tweet and a picture of himself sitting on his haunches alongside Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The picture was actually snapped after India surpassed Australia in a league game in the year 2016 World T20 in Mohali. Virat Kohli added a tweet that reads, 'A game I can never forget. Special night. This man, made me run like in a fitness test.' That particular tweet directed towards the speculations of Dhoni's retirement across social media.