Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has backed Virat Kohli to be part of India's T20 World Cup squad, saying talks about his future in the shortest format of the game are 'premature'. Agarkar said India will need Kohli's experience on a big stage like the World Cup in Australia and that he hopes the former captain returns to form before India board the flight to Australia.He has got a bit of time till that World Cup.
But you don’t want a great player like Virat Kohli to be out of form for long. Even in England, he got a couple of starts but I don’t think he has looked at his best. That’s why everyone is a little bit worried. Sometimes, great players find a way after they get starts but at the moment, he is not.He is getting starts. At the moment, he is finding new ways to get out. He knows how to score runs. At the moment, he is going through a lean patch which is the fact of life for every great player.
Hopefully, for India’s sake, he gets back to form soon as there is a 50-over World Cup next year," Ajit Agarkar told FanCode during the 1st ODI against the West Indies.I am sure there’s a little bit of worry. There’s a lot of talk about ‘Virat Kohli ko replace karle’, I think it’s not fair," Agarkar addedNotably, Virat Kohli is likely to return to the T20I squad for the Asia Cup, which will get underway in the final week of August in the UAE.