Kohli's IPL Century Sparks T20 World Cup Selection Debate

Kohli's IPL Century Sparks T20 World Cup Selection Debate

Virat Kohli's record-breaking eighth IPL century has sparked a heated debate over his selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Despite leading the IPL 2024 run-scoring charts with 316 runs in five matches, Kohli's slow strike rate of 146.30 has raised concerns among critics.

However, Kohli's Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) teammate Glenn Maxwell has come to his defense, dismissing the doubts surrounding his T20 World Cup fate. Maxwell praised Kohli's exceptional batting skills, particularly his ability to perform under pressure.

"Virat Kohli is the most clutch player I have ever played against," Maxwell said. "The innings he played against us in Mohali during the 2016 T20 World Cup is still the best innings I have ever seen been played against me. His awareness of what he needs to do to win the game is just phenomenal."

Maxwell's comments highlight the importance of Kohli's experience and big-match temperament. Despite his recent struggles with strike rate, Kohli remains a proven match-winner with a remarkable track record in international cricket.

Kohli's T20 international career has seen him play 117 matches for India, scoring 4037 runs at a strike rate of 138.16. He has scored one hundred and 37 fifties, demonstrating his consistency and ability to adapt to different conditions.

While the debate over Kohli's selection for the T20 World Cup is likely to continue, Maxwell's support serves as a reminder of his immense talent and potential. With the tournament just months away, Kohli will be eager to prove his critics wrong and cement his place in India's squad.

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