King Kohli and Ravi Shastri addressed the media and answered few questions with regards to the team composition and the best playing eleven for the world cup 2019. Kohli has been playing top quality knocks all through the season. Even though he has had a very bad IPL season, he is back to nets middling the balls quite well. The reporters started shooting questions at the DUO and some of them got convincing answers and rest weren’t satisfied.
Reporter: MSD’s role in the playing eleven
Kohli: MS Dhoni has been playing for long and is a book of knowledge. Dinesh Karthik has been included in the squad and his role might come into play if MS injuries himself. “He( Karthik) had performed under pressure situation and keeps really well behind the stumps”, Kohli added.
Reporter: Dinesh Karthik over Rishab Pant still remains a talking point
Ravi Shashtri: He said that he has lot of respect for those who couldn’t make it for the playing eleven. Even though there capable, we have to go along with the team composition as we have to play overseas and adapt to the situations well. He also said that picking 15 of the most talented guys from the pool is very difficult. He claimed to the reports that all the guys irrespective of whether they are playing or not, has to undergo training and should practice at the nets. Last but not the least the selectors have chose the right players based on the stastistics and the fitness he included.
Reporter: MS has to cope with a lot of criticism too!
Kohli: Yes, that’s unfortunate! He said that people lack patience. One bad innings people start humiliating players. The guy has been playing in and around for more than 8 years and people starts questioning his talent. He has been rated as the smartest cricketer and he is priceless behind the stumps and he gives me all the freedom to field at the long-on.