Former all-rounder Reetinder Singh Sodhi said Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma shouldn’t be dropped from the T20Is as they still have a role to play.
Sodhi highlighted that having senior players in the squad with the youngsters is important. He claimed while KL Rahul could struggle to return to the T20I team in the future, both Rohit and Kohli should be picked.
The 42-year-old opined that a few players might have to make way for some senior members despite doing well in the home series against Sri Lanka.
“If India decide to go ahead with young players, it means you are ending the careers of big players. The likes of Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, and Umran Malik are the future, but you can’t overlook senior players as they still merit a place in the T20I team,” he told India News.
“Selectors might not pick KL Rahul but don’t look beyond Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. A team requires a combination of senior and young players to perform at the top level. It is possible that some top performers in the last series against Sri Lanka might get dropped to accommodate Rohit and Virat, but that’s fair. They will have to wait for their chances,” he added.
Hardik Pandya-led Indian side completed a stunning 2-1 T20I series win over the Dasun Shanaka’s team.