Virat Kohli not getting included in India’s squad for the Zimbabwe tour has become a topic of debate. Many have questioned the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) Selection Committee’s decision to leave out Kohli, claiming that playing against Zimbabwe might have helped the star batter regain his lost form. Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria also feels the same and has also claimed that not picking Kohli indicates that he might get dropped from Asia Cup squad as well.
Kaneria first expressed disappointment at the decision to leave out Virat Kohli from the Zimbabwe tour as he called out the selectors for injustice. The former Pakistan cricketer said that if Kohli fails to perform at the Asia Cup, he will be targeted for his lack of form. But it is the selectors that are to be blamed.
"Virat Kohli should have played in this series," he said on his YouTube channel. "Does BCCI think that he should only feature in major tournaments? But if he fails there, then once again there would be talks about his lack of form. I think that is an injustice for Virat Kohli."
Kaneria further said that the Indian cricket board must be clear how they want to handle Virat Kohli. "You have to be very clear with how you want to handle him. While he was rested for the entire West Indies tour, he surely should have been there for the Zimbabwe series,” said Kaneria.
The former leg-spinner then concluded by saying that Kohli could have found his rhythm back by playing the 50-overs format. But, now, as he has been excluded, there is a possibility that he might get dropped from Asia Cup as well. "He could have found his form in the 50-over games and then played the Asia Cup. But it seems now that he might be dropped for the Asia Cup as well," Kaneria added.
Notably, Kohli has been out of form for a while now. He featured in the England series but then asked for rest from the entire West Indies tour. There were reports that Kohli may return to action through the Zimbabwe series but once again his name has not been added to the squad.