Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist warned about the danger of dropping Virat Kohli from the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup this year.
“It will be dangerous to cut Virat off at the moment," Gilchrist said. "He is, maybe, a break away from freshening up.
"He has such a vast experience. He has set a high standard for a long time, so we are judging against a great player."
Despite suggestions to drop the former Indian captain, Gilchrist said Kohli only needed a break from cricket to return to his former glory.
"He is one of the most exciting cricketers to watch, I think he just lights up a stage and makes an electric atmosphere when he is playing," Gilchrist said
After concluding the England tour earlier this month, Kohli opted out of the West Indies tour. He had been struggling with a groin injury that prevented him from playing England since their first ODI.
According to Gilchrist, India has a big chance in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
"India are a talented squad of players and you can say that they are playing right now without their first eleven but getting great results," Gilchrist said.
"They are broadening their squad and filling this talent pool with international experience, so they have as good a chance as any team in Australia."
Kohli's declining performance
There have been calls to drop Kohli from the national team. Fans have also argued that he should be left out of the World Cup if he continues to struggle in the next few series.