New Delhi: After criticising Virat Kohli for the team selection after the Cape Town Test, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has once again taken a dig at the Indian skipper, saying that there’s no one to point out his mistakes in the field.
Speaking to India TV, he said, “I think, Virat Kohli needs some players who can point out his mistakes on the field.”
“Every team has four-five players who advise the skipper and help him avoid mistakes on the field. I don’t see that in the current Indian squad. There’s no one in the squad who can challenge Kohli’s selection decision in the dressing room. No player is up to his standard,” he further added.
Sehwag also said that Kohli’s captaincy is being affected by his own expectations from other players.
“Virat Kohli has reached a level where he can play well in adverse situations and he expects the same from the rest of India squad,” added Sehwag.
“However, other players in the squad haven’t reached the stature where Kohli already is. This is affecting Kohli’s captaincy.”
The former slambang batsman also felt that all Kohli wants is to see his teammates scoring runs.
“Kohli is just asking them to make runs like him. And there’s nothing wrong with it. I remember, when Sachin Tendulkar was the captain, he used to ask other batsmen to score runs. If I can score, then why can’t you?.”
The 29-year-old was India’s best batsman in Centurion as he single-handedly bailed the team out of trouble in the first innings with a fighting 153, which is the highest individual score in the series so far.
Sehwag went on to add that Kohli might be getting a lot of advice from the coach but isn’t putting them to use in the field.
“It’s important is to sit together and talk to make a strategy for the upcoming Test. No single player can lead you to victory, teamwork is important. Every player has to contribute,” he added.