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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting responds to Virat Kohli’s opening debate

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Virat Kohli scored his 71st international century after a wait of nearly two years. However, it could be said that society has put India in a dilemma. While Kohli has played most of his T20I career at No. 3 and excelled at it, the century raises the question of whether Rohit Sharma and company should consider opening with him at the top with the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. 2022 approaching in a few weeks. weather.

In the nine matches that Kohli started for India in T20I, he scored 400 runs at an average of 57.14 and that, too, with an astounding strike rate of 161.29.

Virat Kohli.  PC-Getty
Virat Kohli. PC-Getty

Ponting is wary of issues surrounding Virat Kohli’s decision to open India tickets

Speaking to ICC Review, the Australian said: “The question we’re going to keep asking ourselves is, well, I’m sure the Indian selectors are asking the same question: Does that create more problems than we thought with Virat getting that 100 leading up to the batting? What are we going to do now for the World Cup?

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Ricky Ponting (Image credits: Twitter)

“So there are some other questions that are likely to come up on the back of that magnificent 100 that he did. He was even on record saying that he himself was surprised that the first 100 back was actually in one game (T20I). He thought that would be the last option that he would have to add the first hundred of him in a couple of years”, he added.

Ricky Ponting extended his support to Virat Kohli during his losing streak

After 1,020 days, Kohli’s 71st century wait finally came to an end during the Asian Cup when he scored an impressive 122* from 61 balls against Afghanistan. In the process, he also accounted for Ponting’s 71 international tons.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Throughout Kohli’s barren career, Ponting voiced his support for the former India captain, even as many former players called for him to be dropped.

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