New Delhi: Team India has been announced for the T20 World Cup and a new debate has also started. Should Virat Kohli, the former captain of Team India, open the innings in the T20 World Cup? Many experts have given different statements, but former opener Gautam Gambhir has consistently opposed it and said that such discussions break the morale of other batsmen.
Gautam Gambhir further said, 'You know what happens in India? When you start doing well, different theories come to the fore. When Virat Kohli made 100 in T20, then everyone forgot what Rohit and Rahul have done for a long time. Now everyone is talking about bringing Virat Kohli to open the innings.' Gautam further said what would be the effect of such discussions on KL Rahul's confidence. If KL Rahul scores fewer runs in the first match of the World Cup, then everyone will start pressurizing Virat Kohli to open in the second match.
Gambhir said that you would not want your senior players to come with such thinking whether their place is confirmed in the team or not. If Rohit Sharma had not been the captain of the team, then perhaps he too would have been in this type of thinking.