5 Cricketers who did not get enough chances under Virat Kohli

5 Cricketers who did not get enough chances under Virat Kohli

These players stayed out of the Indian team during Kohli's stint as captain and eventually faded away.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Photo Source: Twitter)

India has seen many bright individuals, who have gone to perform their best to stake their claim to represent the country for longer durations. However, the pitch conditions, team composition, and tactics of the captain often have a final say on the place of a certain player in the XI.

Under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the Indian team scaled the Test summit and were terrific in their performances in the limited-overs format as well. But there were few players, who did not get a longer rope in the Indian team under Virat Kohli, despite producing impressive performances.

5 Cricketers who did not get enough chances under Virat Kohli

1. Karun Nair

Karun Nair
India’s Karun Nair during a nets session. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

The talented top-order batter, Karun Nair has been one of the finest products of domestic cricket. With a solid technique and stable composure, Nair was fast-tracked into the Indian team in 2016. He featured in two ODIs against Zimbabwe and scored 46 runs.

Later in the same year, Nair played his debut Test match against England. The third red ball game against the Three Lions witnessed him scoring a terrific 303* and helping India to win by an innings & 75 runs.

However, the 30-year-old could not contribute in a hefty fashion in his next three subsequent Tests and was dropped from the XI. Since, then he has been waiting for his due chances in the international circuit, despite being consistent for Karnataka in first-class cricket.

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