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Bhuvi ouster puts Kohli in firing line

DNMUM405509 | 1/14/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :334



Mumbai: For probably the first time in his glittering captaincy career, India skipper Virat Kohli was at the receiving end of criticism from across all quarters for axing the in-form seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the second Test against South Africa to play Ishant Sharma.
Kohli made three changes in the playing XI after India’s loss in the first Cape Town Test. Apart from dropping Bhuvi, the Indian think-tank also left out Shikhar Dhawan for KL Rahul, while they got Parthiv Patel in for Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.
But amidst all these alterations, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane continued to be left to warm the benches, thereby raising more eyebrows about the criteria with which Kohli and the team management go about t
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