Indian skipper Virat Kohli is currently holidaying with his wife Anushka Sharma. He is making most of his free time by spending quality time with the love of her life.
The 30 years old has been rested for the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. He was also not part of the team in the last two ODIs. He has been given a breather so that his workload can be properly managed in lead up to the World Cup.
In his absence, former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman reckons that India should give the no.3 slot to someone like Dinesh Karthik. “India will take the momentum from their Wellington win into the Twenty20 Internationals. I for one believe that it is imperative to keep looking to develop more match-winners. Towards that end, I would like to see Dinesh Karthik bat at No. 3 in Virat’s absence. It’s important to entrust greater responsibility to DK, Rishabh Pant and Krunal Pandya,” Laxman wrote in his column for the Times of India.
“Rishabh has been in very good touch and Krunal caught the eye during the T20s in Australia, with ball and bat. They can both deliver the big blows at the death alongside the pedigreed Hardik, which is a welcome sign with the future in mind,” Laxman wrote.