In the centurion test series Virat Kohli replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar with Ishant Sharma. Virat Kohli after winning the toss declared Bhuvi exclusion. It was not a good decision fo the Indian team. In this test match, South Africa win the match by 135 runs.
How ex-cricketers react
The ex-cricketers opposes strongly against the decision made by Kohli. Kohli decided to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar with Ishant Sharma. In fact, this was a wrong decision made by Kohli. Bhuvi was performing outstanding and he was in the form to play the series. Everyone was expecting that the Bhuvneshwar will perform well in other series also. But the decision hurt the Bhuvneshwar self-confidence. While the Ishant was not playing for the test series so giving him a chance to play doesn’t make any sense.
Reason Behind to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The logic behind this exclusion is that the Ishant Sharma is good in bouncing the ball and also because of his height, he has given a chance to play. However, we can’t say that only Ishant is a good bowler as he is good in bouncing the ball but Bhuvi is also a good player. Everything was going well but Kohli exclusion of Bhuvneshwar Kumar shocked everyone.
Who else gets eliminated
The Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were also eliminated by Kohli from the series. This was also another decision taken by Kohli. The reason was just that they were not good in Short- pitch playing. As we know that 1 or 2 innings may go unfavorably for any batsman. Thereby they should not be eliminated on this basis only. This is also true that 1 or 2 innings were also unfavorable for Kohli in his previous matches. So accordingly he should also be dropped out. The rule should be equally applicable for all.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit should be given their chance. As they can score quickly in the series. Kohli decision to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar has created a positive environment for South Africa and everything is going in the favor of South Africa. It is now a challenge for team India to score and win.