With the abundance of legendary cricketers, India have produced over the years, making an all-time Test XI is never going to be an easy job. However, Iceland Cricket – who are known for their stylish remarks on Twitter – have picked India’s best-ever Test team comprising of Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah from the current lot of cricketers.
Rahul Dravid has been named as the captain of the team that included the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Virendra Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Vijay Hazare, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.
Players like Virat Kohli, BS Chandrasekhar, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh were picked as reserves.
Resuming our series on best ever XIs, today it's the Indian Test team:
MS Dhoni (w)
12th man: Kohli
13th man: Chandrasekhar
14th man: Jadeja
15th man: Z Khan
16th man: Laxman
17th man: H Singh
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) April 11, 2022
Meanwhile, fans were livid with the Iceland Cricket’s Twitter handle for not including Kohli in their the all-time Test XI.
Kohli has represented India in 101 Tests and is considered one of the modern-era greats across formats. He is the nation’s sixth-highest run-getter in Test cricket with 8043 runs at an average of 49.95.
The right-handed batter also has 27 centuries and 28 fifties to his credit.
Sacrilege! Kohli is the first name after Gavaskar on the team sheet
— adi 🇮🇳 (@adiupadhyay) April 12, 2022
I think you have zero knowledge on test cricket the man who made us to watch test cricket is virat Kohli u made him 12th man please stop watching cricket 😏
— Abhishek Gowda (@Abhishek2761580) April 12, 2022
Kohli 12th man?? Some kind of joke??
— Moiz Amjad (@moizamj) April 11, 2022