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Bishan Bedi on Virat Kohli: “He is doing all he wants and we are letting it happen”

Dixit Bhargav
|Mon Nov 19 2018


Bishan Bedi on Virat Kohli: Former India captain criticized the current captain for running things in his own manner.

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has lashed out at the current captain in Virat Kohli for having outright influence on Indian cricket, saying that Kohli is ‘doing all he wants and we are letting it happen’.

The 72-year old legendary spinner isn’t the first cricketer who has criticized Kohli’s uncontrollable influence on the Indian team. There have been instances in the past when former cricketers have expressed worry at Kohli single-handedly running things across departments in Indian cricket.

In an interview with Aaj Tak, Bedi didn’t hesitate to share his regarding the Kumble-Kohli fiasco. “That is what I am saying, one person [Virat Kohli] is doing all he wants and we are letting it happen. What would Anil [Kumble] have said, he was gracious to leave it like that,” Bedi was quoted as saying to Aaj Tak.

Bedi’s conversation wasn’t just limited to giving harsh remarks to the team. He was kind enough to understand that other batsmen not scoring runs put a lot of pressure on Kohli.

“The Indian team is good, we all know that but the same team went to England and South Africa and those teams were also “weak”. Yes the bans have happened on two kids [Steve Smith and David Warner] but a team is not made of two individuals. In fact, our team is made of one person, everything is about Kohli. The amount of focus there is, you don’t realise how much pressure you are putting on that kid [Kohli], both as a batsman and a captain,” he added.

India’s all-important tour of Australia will commence from November 21 with the first T20I being played at Brisbane.

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