Former Pakistan player Danish Kaneria has recently given his opinion on Virat Kohli stating that he has to concentrate on his game rather than focusing on unnecessary controversies.
In a recent interview, he said – “It’s been two years, Virat has not made any century, so he needs to focus on his game. Speaking against legends like Sourav Ganguly and anyone else is not going to help him,”
“Virat had problems with Anil Kumble, now he has problems with Ganguly. Kumble and Ganguly have proved themselves; they are the real ambassadors of the game. Virat is speaking against Ganguly who has changed Indian cricket and then MS Dhoni took it forward. Now Virat’s 90-minute jibe is really not needed at this time” – Danish said.
Danish Kaneria stands at the 4th position for the most number of Test wickets for Pakistan and that list also includes some greats like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Imran Khan
He has further stated – “He is struggling to make runs in Tests and T20s. And as a captain, he has not won any ICC trophy, so everything is going against him. And now this blame game, I don’t think this is going to help him as well as Indian cricket,”
“As far as Rohit Sharma is concerned, he’s been an outstanding ambassador of the game; he has won five IPL trophies. His captaincy is impeccable; his camaraderie with Rahul Dravid is amazing. I don’t think Virat Kohli’s relation with Dravid will be good in the long run. Virat had a problem with Anil Kumble as well. Both Kumble and Dravid are coming from South India and they have big status in cricket. I played against both of them, and I know what kind of intellectuals they are,” – he said.
He has also spoken about the backup players for Team India and said – “Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mayank Agarwal, and even Priyank Panchal have been performing well. India has backup players for each and every position. If players like Rishabh Pant will not do better, KS Bharat and Wriddhiman Saha are ready to replace him. So if anyone is complacent and confident about their position in the team despite not doing good in the middle, will have to think twice,“