Brad Hogg, on his official Youtube channel, picked his current best Test XI. He didn’t pick India skipper Virat Kohli in the side only to invited the ire of the fans. Moreover, he preferred Babar Azam ahead of Kohli and opted to give the team’s mantle to South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock.
However, Hogg gave a proper reasons for not preferring the Indian captain in his team stating that his current form isn’t good at all. He pointed out that Kohli has crossed the 30-run mark only four times in last 15 innings in the longest format of the game. He also highlighted Babar Azam’s impeccable century at The Gabba last year when Pakistan toured down under.
“Everyone will ask why is Virat Kohli not in this team? But if you look at his last 15 Test innings, only four times he has gone over 31 [runs]. That’s why Virat Kohli is not in my Test team this year. The reason why I have included Babar Azam in the lineup is that he scored a hundred against Australia in Brisbane when Pakistan toured Australia last year,” the 49-year-old had said.
As far as the rest of the team is concerned, Brad Hogg went with Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma to open the innings while also picking Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith in the middle-order. Ajinkya Rahane and Mohammed Shami were the other Indian players to make it to his team.
Twitter not impresses with Brad Hogg
Though Brad Hogg gave proper reasons for dropping Virat Kohli from his best XI in Tests, Twitterati didn’t like it by means. Moreover, the fact that he picked Babar Azam ahead of Kohli has left the fans fuming as the former doesn’t have a decent record compared to the India skipper in Tests.
The fans always compare the two batsmen in order to find out who is the best. Babar himself has time and again stated that there is no comparison between him and Kohli and the latter is a brilliant batsman. Moreover, Pakistan’s ODI and T20I skipper only forayed into international cricket in 2015 and still has a long way to go.
For the same reason, the fans are livid over Brad Hogg for going with Babar Azam. However, the team has been purely picked on the basis of the current form which the fans have supposedly missed.
Here’s how Brad Hogg was trolled:
Another example of why good cricketers doesn’t mean a good cricketing brain.
Just remember @Brad_Hogg included Rashid Khan in his all time ipl 11 instead of Malinga & named Virat Kohli the captain 🤦🏻♂️
Now doesn’t have Virat in his current test 11 but has Rahane 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/ig9bBhPP8T
— Pradhyoth (@Pradhyoth1) May 23, 2020
And the main thing is " why Babar Azam" ??? He himself has said he hasn't become kohli yet!!!
— AatmaNirbhar Professor (@purn1410) May 23, 2020
Use my brain, nowadays it's free and also I don't have workload. @Brad_Hogg 🖕🏿
— Mahi ♡ (@TheJinxyyyy) May 23, 2020
This makes him famous or else who knows him😄
— Rahul (@Rahulpandya03) May 23, 2020
This shows Brad Hogg doesn’t watch test matches https://t.co/WJm4hqlWDo
— Dhuruv (@Imdhuruv) May 24, 2020
— Anand Madhav (@Anandmadhav96) May 24, 2020
Wo maal apun ko bhi chahiye joh brad hogg ne fuka hai😂😂
— Joyson Pereira (@JoysonPereira18) May 24, 2020
— Jardani Jovonovich (@AssassinJohn007) May 24, 2020
> No Kohli in Test 11
> Rohit Sharma in Test 11
> QDK captaining Test 11
> No all rounder in 11 Test 11
> Made Kohli IPL all time 11 captain
This guy is on high making this playing 11 ffs. https://t.co/H4Hlwzr4BG
— Sai (@akakrcb6) May 23, 2020
😂 someone missing *** https://t.co/rOxzIlKitC
— Raghuveer Siyol45🏏🇮🇳 (@SiyolRaghuveer) May 24, 2020
Who is he ? https://t.co/ihuHOtoPA2
— Viratian Boy (@ViratianBoy_18) May 23, 2020
Brad Hogg kon hai pehle batao? https://t.co/kw3vDrlncb
— ℘ųŋıʂɧɛཞ 2.0 ♛ (@Abhixplorer2) May 23, 2020
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