Captain Virat Kohli has announced on Thursday that he will step down from the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup. This decision of Kohli surprised everyone and since then this issue is being discussed on social media including in the corridors of cricket and many things have come out, knowing that it seems that Kohli did not give up the captaincy himself, but this They have been pressured to take a decision.
Kohli knew that captaincy could be snatched away
Virat Kohli’s sudden decision to leave the captaincy of the T20 format is really surprising. By the way, there was a constant discussion through the reports that Kohli might leave the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup. Now it has come out that Kohli knew that if the team does not do well in the T20 World Cup, then he can be removed from the captaincy, somewhere that is why he took this decision. Talking to PTI, a BCCI source has told that,
“Virat knew that if the team does not do well in the T20 World Cup to be played in the UAE, then he has to be removed from the captaincy of the limited ball format. Talking about the captaincy of the limited format, his departure is good for the team. By doing this, he has reduced only a little pressure on himself, if any outsider sees this situation, then it will be felt that he is here on his own condition. It probably hasn’t happened in ODI cricket yet, but if his performance in the T20 format is poor, he can be dropped from here as well.”
communication problem with players
Virat Kohli looks very aggressive on the field and under his captaincyIs in an excellent condition. But it has come to the fore many times that there is a problem of communication with Kohli. Yes, off the field players cannot easily interact with Kohli. This has been told by a former cricketer, who has played under the captaincy of Kohli. They told,
“The biggest problem with Virat is communication, in MS Dhoni’s case his room was open for players 24×7 and players could come and play PS4, eat together and if a player was not well. Had he felt, he could sit with them and talk for a long time. It is almost impossible to have a conversation with Kohli while leaving the field. At the same time, a glimpse of Dhoni is seen inside Rohit Sharma. He takes his junior players to dinner and when they are feeling down, he gives friendly compliments and tries to understand their mental state.
There is no mention of ODI in the statements of Ganguly and Jay Shah
Thanksfor your contribution as the captain. As a young talent the focus and determination you have showed as the captain is unmatched. The most impressive aspect was the way of maintaining balance between captaincy and individual performance.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah)
When the matter of leaving the captaincy of the T20 team by Virat Kohli came to the fore, then all the veterans were seen presenting their opinion. BCCI President and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah also expressed their views on this decision of Kohli. Jay Shah wrote on Twitter- “I have been in discussions with Virat and the leadership group for the past 6 months and this decision has been given a lot of thought. Virat will continue to contribute in shaping the future of Indian cricket both as a player and as a senior member of the team.
At the same time, Sourav Ganguly also said on this decision of Kohli- “Virat has been a force to be reckoned with in Indian cricket and has led the team brilliantly. He is one of the most successful captains in all formats. This has been taken keeping in mind the future roadmap. We thank Virat for his tremendous performance as T20 captain. We wish him all the very best for the T20 World Cup and hope he scores lots of runs for India.”
One thing is noteworthy in the posts that Ganguly and Jay Shah posted for Virat Kohli. He reacted to Kohli leaving the T20 captaincy, but did not say anything about the ODI captaincy. Which indicates that the captaincy of ODI can be lost from Kohli’s hands.
Kohli wanted to remove Rohit from the vice-captaincy
You must have heard this saying that two swords cannot live in one sheath. Something similar is seen in Team India as well. Actually Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the main players along with being the captain and vice-captain of the team. Two are like pillars that the team can rely on. But the relationship between these two is not very good. Yes, there have been reports of disputes between the two many times, but both of them never accepted this from the front.
Now that Kohli announced to step down as the captain of the T20 team, one thing emerged that Kohli wanted to remove Hitman from the post of vice-captain. Famous journalist Boria Mazumdar has also told this thing. At the same time, according to the sources of news agency PTI,
Virat Kohli wanted to remove Rohit Sharma from the post of vice-captain. Virat had gone to the selectors with a proposal to remove Rohit as vice-captain in limited overs. The Indian captain said that Rohit is now 34 years old. In such a situation, KL Rahul in ODIs and in T20should be made vice-captain. However, this proposal of Kohli was not liked by the board, as they believed that Virat did not really want any successor.
But the proposal did not go down well with the board as they believed that Kohli did not really want any successor. Officials in the BCCI corridors agreed that Kohli wants to save his captaincy till the 2023 World Cup. It has been seen that Kohli had put many people out of his way in a long time. These included players, support staff, selectors and even board veterans.
India is certainly performing with consistency under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. But it cannot be ignored that KohliSo far they have not won any ICC trophy. Now that he will leave the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup.
So in such a situation, Rohit Sharma deserves this post, because whenever he has got a chance, he has proved his captaincy. Not only this, it would not be wrong to say that if India does not get the title win in the T20 World Cup, then Kohli can also lose his ODI captaincy.