Virat Kohli responds to Ravi Shastri’s comments on his T20 WC squad spot: My focus is on promoting the game, but I still have what it takes | Cricket News

Virat Kohli took a playful jab at his former coach Ravi Shastri during a recent interview, where he spoke about Kohli’s potential inclusion in the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. Kohli, who was named player of the match for his impressive 77-run innings against Punjab Kings, expressed confidence in his abilities and his role in promoting the game of cricket globally.

During a commentary session for the Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians match, Kevin Pietersen suggested that the T20 World Cup in the USA would benefit from having someone like Kohli to help the game grow as a global sport. In response, Shastri emphasized the importance of focusing on winning the competition rather than solely on growth, citing India’s success in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

Kohli’s performance against Punjab Kings proved to be crucial in guiding RCB to a 4-wicket win in front of a lively Chinnaswamy crowd. With 11 fours and 2 sixes to his name, Kohli’s talent and potential contribution to the team were on full display. Despite being dismissed by Harshal Patel while attempting another big shot, Kohli’s knock made a strong case for his inclusion in India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in June.

By Samantha Johnson

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