5 reasons why Virat Kohli should step down as captain in T20Is
Rohit Sharma's captaincy record is better than Virat Kohli's.
Published - Jul 21, 2019 3:00 pm | Updated - Jul 21, 2019 3:00 pm
A leader innovates, inspires and hence invites glory to his team. Every successful team that sport has produced has always had a good leader. Battles are always won by the combination of strength and mind. And that little part played by the mind is exactly what the captain needs to achieve.
Building a winning mindset, teaching the team to have faith in themselves & developing a healthy atmosphere within the dressing room is what a captain needs to do. The rest of the job is to be done on the field.
India’s current captain of all formats – Virat Kohli, has been exceptional in most of the points mentioned above. But what about that little part at the end? How has Virat done when it comes to leading the team on the field? Well, it hasn’t been that great, especially in T20s. His leadership in the IPL being his biggest flaw.
Here are 5 reasons why Virat Kohli must step down as the captain in T20Is
1. Better Workload Management
In the last few years, Virat Kohli has been on top of his game, achieving various milestones one after the other. But has too much of cricket impacted him?
Kohli has a knack of taking the onus on his shoulders. Before the IPL 2019 season, there were various questions raised on his captaincy and RCB’s poor performance. And one could feel that Kohli’s game wasn’t as fluent as it has been all these years. The pressure of leading RCB could well be the reason for the same. He faced criticism from fans and the media, and his captaincy did take a toll on his performance as he ended the IPL with just 464 runs in 14 matches. Decent stuff, but not by Kohli’s standards.
Teams like Australia and England have implemented the concept of ‘Split Captaincy’ for years now. Currently, Tim Paine leads the Aussie Test side whereas Aaron Finch is the captain for the shorter formats. Similarly, Joe Root (Test) & Eoin Morgan (ODI) are England’s skippers for different formats. This has helped them reduce the pressure from one specific player.
Adopting a similar approach will definitely help India. If Kohli is relieved from captaincy duties in the shorter formats, it’ll definitely help reduce the mental weight that he is currently carrying. This, in turn, will help increase his international career span.