IND vs AFG: Who will open the innings with Rohit in the second T20I?, debate sparked by Kohli’s return


The second T-20 match between India and Afghanistan is to be played in Indore today.

Virat Kohli. (Image Source: X)

The second T20 match between India and Afghanistan (IND vs AFG) is to be played in Indore today. Virat Kohli, who was unavailable in the first match, has joined the team and is ready to return to the field. However, Kohli’s return in the second T20 against Afghanistan can now become a headache for the team management.

Since before the first T20, Rahul Dravid, while explaining the unavailability of Virat Kohli, had said that Yashasvi Jaiswal would open the innings with Rohit Sharma, but it did not happen and Shubman Gill started the innings with the Indian captain. Was started. Before the match started, Rohit Sharma had told that Jaiswal was not playing due to back pain.

Now with the arrival of Kohli, there are many options for the opening pair. Meanwhile, with Kohli preparing to return to the playing eleven, former cricketer Parthiv Patel has backed Virat to open the innings with captain Rohit. Let us tell you that Virat Kohli last played a T20 match for India in the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Debate broke out regarding opening

Parthiv Patel said on Jio Cinema before the series decider in Indore, Virat Kohli’s contribution as an opening batsman has been huge. Whenever he has played as an opening batsman for India in T20 cricket, he has scored a lot of runs. He can decide the direction of the innings. If he gets a chance to face 120 balls, he can score a big score.

Whereas former Indian cricketer Saba Karim wants Kohli to bat at number-3. He said, I am seeing Virat at number-3, keeping in mind that the upcoming T20 World Cup is to be played in West Indies and USA. India will play on a slow wicket in the Super-8 in West Indies. There you need someone who can control the entire innings. I think Rohit Sharma is supporting Virat Kohli for that role.

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