Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has once again made a statement on Virat Kohli's break from cricket.

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has accused the Indian media and fans of creating pressure on Virat Kohli, which is the main reason behind his poor form across formats.

The veteran scored 1 and 11 in two T20Is against England and looked a pale shadow of his illustrious past.

He has been under the scanner for the last few months, with Kapil Dev, Ajay Jadeja and Aakash Chopra questioning his place in the squad.

Even the national selectors are monitoring his performance and there is a possibility of him getting dropped.

However, captain Rohit Sharma issued an important statement on his teammate.

He clearly stated that Virat has earned the right to fail in a couple of series.

Meanwhile, Swann said England media and fans wouldn’t have targeted Virat had he been from their country.

“Had Virat been from England, we & our media would’ve never created that extra pressure on him. Indian media and fans feel so desperate for him to be among runs. You need to ease the atmosphere around him and others should absorb the pressure,” he said.

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