‘It is for the selectors to decide’-BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal talks about Virat Kohli’s chances of making it to the ICC World T20 2022 squad

Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), responded to the discussions that surrounded Virat Kohli‘s potential inclusion in the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022. The former captain of India, who is now experiencing a barren spell, has been benched for both the present tour of the West Indies and the next one-day international series against Zimbabwe.

The 33-year-old batsman has had a miserable start to the year, with a lackluster home season, a disappointing run in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and a disappointing tour to England. It is anticipated that he will make his comeback in time for the 2022 Asia Cup, which will play a vital role in determining his prospects of participating in the World Cup.

During an interview with journalist Vimal Kumar, Dhumal said that the administration of the BCCI leaves all decisions about squad selection up to the committee that is managed by Chetan Sharma.

What did Arun Dhumal say about Virat Kohli?

“We won’t weigh in on whether or not Kohli makes the cut for the squad since that decision is up to the selectors. It is up to them to decide what course of action they wish to take with it,” said Arun Dhumal

When asked about Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain of India’s cricket team across all formats within the space of a few short months, Dhumal responded as follows:

“Regarding the matter of leadership, Kohli was the one who made the decision; he concluded that he did not want to lead the team anymore. He expressed a desire to leave the captaincy, and although it was ultimately his choice, we acknowledged and appreciated his decision. Everyone on the cricket board appreciates him because of the significant contributions he has made to Indian cricket.”

After the Twenty20 World Cup in 2021, Kohli decided to stand down as captain of the Twenty20 internationals. Shortly after, Rohit Sharma took over as captain for both of the team’s white-ball formats, and soon after that, he stepped down as test captain during the team’s tour to South Africa.

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