KARACHI: Indian skipper Virat Kohli got into hot waters, firstly due to dropping Rohit Sharma in the first T20I against England and then getting second duck in a row.
Indians criticized their skipper on Twitter after he yet again failed to score runs. This was the first time in Kohli’s 475-inns long international career that he failed to score a run in back-to-back innings.
His fans and cricketer fans took to Twitter to pinpoint his performance and rated opening batsman Sharma highly than him.
Virat Kohli rested Rohit Sharma for the match.
Rohit Sharma be like : pic.twitter.com/cVhaYJeSC6
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 12, 2021
— Madhav (@madhaavv) March 12, 2021
— Ex Bhakt ➐ (@tadipaar_hun) March 12, 2021
— Aithey_enti (@Aitheyenti2) March 12, 2021
*After #INDvENG match*
Virat Kohli: Well played boys.
Rohith Sharma to Kohli: pic.twitter.com/1hbWE7LfAN
— Ariful (@ariful_96) March 12, 2021
— Rohit Sharma FC (@ROHITMA92717596) March 12, 2021
Now can we all agree that Captaincy is clearly affecting Kohli 👍
It's time for the better leader to lead the team and the best batsman to find his form 😎
Jai Hind 🇮🇳#RohitSharma#MakeRohitIndiaCaptain pic.twitter.com/qESMO5D9qH
— Redh45k #45&49💪😎 (@45_49Redh45k) March 12, 2021
Most odi hundreds since 2019
***Rohit sharma -8️⃣
Shai hope 6
Paul stirling 5
Virat kohli 5
Dont forget he didn’t play odi series against newzealand and australia.#RohitSharma #Hitman pic.twitter.com/ZyCMawiEAq
— Sk (HITMAN fan) (@sk_rohitfan45) March 12, 2021
— Choudhary (@udiitpanwar) March 12, 2021
Virat Kohli Focus on your Game Day by day your performance going down and down take it Sersioly.. Otherwise Very soon… (Read Below comment and 2nd Pic)
Neither Virat nor Shastri but Rohit Sharma is heading the discussion at the moment!!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/vBXXLlic9N
— Devil_BBankar (@Devil_BBankar) March 12, 2021
Defending 130 below in T20I's
ROHIT KOHLI pic.twitter.com/Hlf4KAB2J4
— V!kr∆M (@VickyOfficia1) March 12, 2021
Most ducks by an Indian batsman :
34 – Sachin Tendulkar
31 – Virender Sehwag
29 – Sourav Ganguly
28 – VIRAT KOHLI*
26 – Yuvraj Singh
King Chasing Sachin's Record 🔥🔥
— MSDian™ (@Ashwin_tweetz) March 12, 2021
— AB (@abtweet19) March 12, 2021
Presenting in front of you Universal boss of #duck one and only Virat Kohli
Time to take some rest…
— Abhishek P Singh (@TheoryCracker) March 12, 2021
I'm going to say this: India can be better T20 team without Virat Kohli. Give SKY a chance and promote Iyer to number three. Don't need to say anything about Rohit leading this side, do I?
— Arjun (@ArjunNamboo) March 12, 2021
It must be noted here that India lost the first T20I against England by eight wickets. They were restricted to 124-7 in 20 overs by the English bowlers.
In the Test series, India beat England by 3-1. Kohli scored 172 runs in six innings at an average of 28.66 with two fifties.