Virat Kohli has been the star of Team India over the years. The former India captain is missing the ongoing Test series against England citing personal reasons. Ahead of the 3rd Test, the Indian Cricket Board has announced the squad for the final three matches, but there has been the absence of the 35-year-old. Former England pacer Stuart Broad has agreed that the missing of the star batter has been a disappointment for the entire cricketing fraternity.
Kohli had initially withdrawn from just the first two Tests, claiming personal reasons. However, the Indian Cricket Board revealed last week that the former India captain had pulled out of the entire series, and the board has respected his choice. Stuart Broad believes the Indian batting lineup has enough quality to step up and fill the spot left by Kohli.
Stuart Broad was excited with England's victory over India in the first Test in Hyderabad, despite being 190-run behind in the first innings. He saw the victory as proof that the Bazball idea could be applied to any situation and against any opponent. The former pacer also believes the Three Lions might beat India in the upcoming Test as well.
It's a shame for the series that he will be missing but India won the last Test: Stuart Broad
Broad told IANS, "It's a shame for the series that he will be missing but India have won the last Test. Kohli is such a quality player, his passion, his fire, but obviously personal matters always take precedence. But it gives a great opportunity to young players also. So someone in the Indian batting line-up will stand up at some stage."
"I love it. The series is one-all (1-1) at the moment, but I think 'Bazball' has proven that it can work in every country. I think Hyderabad's performance is the most impressive performance of the England team. We won in Pakistan 3-0, we played well in New Zealand. So 'Bazball' is a mentality that is driving the game forward."