- Virat Kohli announces to step down from T20 captaincy after T20 World Cup
- Kohli’s 50 over captaincy is also under threat, problems may increase
- Kohli will be the captain in the 50-over World Cup of 2023, it is not guaranteed
Virat Kohli’s decision to step down from India’s T20 captaincy after the World Cup next month is certainly linked to finding momentum with the bat but it does indicate that the one-dayer They may also encounter similar things in the framework.
Kohli has said that he will continue to be the captain in the other two formats but no one can say for sure whether he will be the captain of India’s 50-over team in the 2023 World Cup at home. Captain).
Managing the workload is an acceptable reason to quit the T20I captaincy but if India’s schedule is seen till 2023, apart from the World Cup, the team has only around 20 bilateral T20 matches.
‘Kohli did well’
A BCCI source said, “Virat is aware that if the team does not perform well in the T20 World Cup in the UAE, then he could have been removed from the limited overs captaincy. . As far as limited overs captaincy is concerned, he has done well.
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He said, ‘He has eased a little pressure on himself because it looks like he was doing this work on his own terms. If there is a drop in performance in T20s, it may not happen in the 50-over format.
‘The captaincy of a 50-over team can also be gone’
It will not be a surprise if the BCCI also takes over the captaincy of the 50-over format from Kohli in the near future. After failing to win the trophy in the T20 World Cup, Kohli may have to go into the 50-over format as a pure batsman.
‘The leader is Rohit Sharma’
There is no doubt that even in the dressing room, vice-captain Rohit Sharma is considered a ‘leader’ who has learned to take along young players and he is a part of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. ) have been doing this year after year.
‘Kohli doesn’t have dressing room support’
Kohli has not had full support in the dressing room for some time now. Those who watch him closely believe that there is no flexibility in his working style.
Whether it’s going into the World Test Championship final in Southampton with two spinners or not allowing a player to establish fourth place ahead of the 2019 World Cup, he seems to lack flexibility.
India may have taken a 2-1 lead in the Test series in England but the decision to not play world number one off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has raised questions.
Things changed after the Adelaide Test‘
He had full support ahead of the Adelaide Test against Australia last year but things changed drastically after India were bundled out for 36 in that match and Kohli went on paternity leave.
No one spoke out openly but the players felt more united when India beat Australia (unlike 2018-19) playing their best team despite being behind.
When Kohli joined the team for the home series against England, he knew the young players had made a mark with their individual performances.
‘Communication problem with Kohli’
A former player told PTI during an informal conversation, ‘The problem with Virat is communication. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s case, his room was open round the clock and the player could go inside, play video games, eat food and talk about cricket if needed. “It is very difficult to get in touch with Kohli off the field,” he said.
The former cricketer said, ‘There is a glimpse of Dhoni in Rohit but in a different way. He takes junior players to dinner, pats them on the back when they are depressed and is aware of the mental side of the players.
As far as the junior players are concerned, the biggest complaint against Kohli is that he leaves them in the middle in difficult times.
Another cricketer said, ‘Kuldeep Yadav went out of plans after five wickets in Australia. The same thing happened to Rishabh Pant when he was not in form. Senior bowler Umesh Yadav, who has been a solid performer on Indian pitches, never got an answer as to why his name was not considered until someone got injured.
Kohli will leave the captaincy after T20 World Cup, announced by posting an emotional
‘Watch the statement of Ganguly and Jay Shah’
Referring to the interesting aspect of the board’s press release issued on Thursday, a senior BCCI official said, “If you look at the statements of Saurabh Ganguly and Jay Shah, both have conveyed their best wishes but not a single word.” Said whether he would be the captain till the 2023 World Cup. Therefore, the conclusion that he will remain the captain cannot be reached.
It is learned that Ravi Shastri, who stepped down after the T20 World Cup, has spoken to Kohli in detail and is now turning his attention to his goal of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international hundreds. But will put
‘Kohli wanted to remove Rohit’
It is being said that Kohli had gone to the selection committee with a proposal that Rohit should be dropped from the one-day vice-captaincy as he is 34 years old. He wanted the one-day team’s vice-captaincy to be handed over to KL Rahul, while in the T20 format, this responsibility should be carried out by Pant.
“It was not liked by the board which believes that Kohli does not want a real successor,” the source said.
Rohit is almost certain to get this responsibility if Kohli leaves the T20 captaincy and in such a situation, Pant, Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah can be contenders for the vice-captaincy.
If the team of Delhi Capitals wins the IPL title, then its captain Pant will become the biggest contender.
The source said, ‘Pant is a strong contender but you cannot deny Lokesh Rahul as he is also the IPL captain. Jasprit Bumrah can also prove to be a hidden ruse.