Is Virat Saving Himself For The Upcoming IPL?

Criticism on Virat kohli had not stopped even after he stopped playing cricket in fourth test. Kohli suffered shoulder injury when he dived to pull the ball back before it reached the rope. Straightaway he went off the field, and did not return for the rest of the day, and Ajinkya Rahane took over the Captaincy. Kohli watched the rest of the day's match from the dressing room with an ice pack to his shoulder.

Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Hodge questioned Indian captain Virat Kohli’s commitment to the national team and even commented that the star batsman could be saving himself for upcoming Indian Premier League.

When asked if Kohli was prioritizing the IPL, Hodge told “It’s happened before. Not just Virat, but there are many players that have come up to IPL time and … look, we know it’s a cash-rich tournament, there’s some money up for grabs.

“He gets paid a helluva lot of money – he gets paid a helluva lot of money anyway, so it doesn’t matter – but there are certain players who will limp into IPL time, to make sure they get there and perform well, because it is an important tournament for everyone around the world,” he added.

“Because if you miss one game of Test match cricket and you’re fronting up the next week for RCB versus whoever, Bangalore, at Chinnaswamy Stadium — you’d be pretty dirty if he did not front up to a Test match and try and win a valuable series against Australia ? which has been pretty spiteful as well,” said Hodge.