'Virat Kohli ki himmat hai vo 5 saal nikaal gaya' - Kamran Akmal makes huge statement on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

Kamran Akmal spoke on Salman Butt's YouTube channel.

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Former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has made a very huge and bold remark on current India cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after the conclusion of the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand.

India started their 2023 with a flyer, having won two back-to-back ODI series on home soil. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was lauded for his exceptional performance in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand, ending his century drought with a sublime 101.

“You can have two captains, for sure. You can manage workload that way. It's not easy to captain in all three formats. Virat Kohli ki himmat hai vo 5 saal nikaal gaya, Rohit Sharma ko ek saal nahi hua aur uski haalat dekh lo kya ho gayi. Toss me bataana bhool gaya ki batting karni hai ya bowling. (Kohli is brave that he spent 5 years as captain across formats. Rohit didn't even complete a year and look what's happening to him. He even forgot at the toss if he wants to bat or bowl),” the 41-year-old said, in a YouTube video uploaded by fellow former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt.

Kamran's comments were in reference to the toss proceedings during the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand, where Rohit 'forgot' what he wanted to do in a hilarious turn of events. Kamran tried to emphasise that such is the extreme pressure of captaincy.

Also, to further elaborate on the captaincy discussion and elucidating on the "split-captaincy", Kamran didn't mince his words and said that he doesn't believe in the philosophy.

“I don't support three captains for three different formats. You can have two captains. Also, there's no time to change a captain now, because you have a World Cup coming up. You could've made the change after the T20 World Cup last year, because the new captain would've had some experience by then,” Kamran added.

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