OPEN LETTER

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South Africa Cricket India (File Photo) Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli

Open Letter to Virat Kohli on his constant chopping and changing of the playing XI

My dear Kohli,

Greetings to you on successfully leading the Indian cricket team to victories. I am in full agreement with you that the players should be selected based on the prevailing situation. The selection should be based on the pitch condition and the ability and fitness of the player besides considering the strengths, weaknesses and strategies of the opponent. 

We have seen that no player plays good cricket consistently. Success in one match does not guarantee the same result in the next match. No player should be made to play for decades continuously and thus, deny the opportunity to other talented players. 

Too much of cricket will also have its impact on the player’s ability to perform. If a player is not selected for a match, it should not be termed as chopped, but 'rested' for that match and to be considered for another match. Selection of the players should be based solely on merit.

As a captain you should not have likes and dislikes for any particular player, and strive for harmonious atmosphere in the dressing room and fighting spirit on the playing field.

M.Gopal Rao

Hyderabad

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