DURING his first half of his captaincy stint, Virat Kohli was ruthless when it came to choosing the XI. Especially when it ca me down to picking between two batters, current form matter ed more than the past.
While it didn’t have any bearing in the home Tests, the story was different overseas. The merry-go-round meant the batting order was never a settled unit. With a lack of security creating pressure, it eventually proved to be their biggest undoing in the 2018 tours of South Africa and England.
As Kohli grew into his role as skipper, the chop and change policy was binned. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane – two batters who had missed out on crucial Tests away from home – have received the backing they deserved. Talks of strike-rates and inconsistencies vanished as India enjoyed a glorious run in the inaugural World Test Championship cycle, which ended with a defeat in the final to New Zealand. Crucially, it is where Kohli first mentioned the need to enter the transition phase with an eye on the future.
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