ENG v IND 2018: Twitterati blasts Virat Kohli after Kuldeep Yadav gets dropped for series decider

India made 2 changes to their Playing XI.

Kuldeep Yadav took 5/24 at Manchester | Getty Images

India and England play the series decider today at Bristol, with both teams winning one match each in the T20I series. India hammered England in the 1st match by 8 wickets at Old Trafford, while England fought back with a 5-wicket win at Cardiff.

Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first on a greenish pitch. He announced two changes to the XI, Bhuvneshwar Kumar missed out due to a stiff back while Kuldeep Yadav was left out keeping the short straight boundaries in mind. Siddharth Kaul and debutant Deepak Chahar come in to the XI for the all important match. England brought in Ben Stokes for Joe Root.

Kuldeep Yadav had picked a 5-wicket haul in the first match of the series and none of the England batsmen could read his variations. England fared much better in the Cardiff T20I where they didn't concede any wickets to the wrist spinner.

Speaking on the decision to drop Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli said, "Looking at the dimensions and the breeze flowing, we thought we will play an extra seamer. You have to weigh your options. What the best balance of the side would be. Unfortunate for Kuldeep to miss out but he has three ODI games left and he is as lethal as he has ever been. It is just about the balance of the side."

Twitterati wasn't too impressed by the decision or the justification put up by Virat Kohli on the decision to leave out Kuldeep from the team. Here are some of the reactions:

 


By Saurabh Malhotra - 08 Jul, 2018

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