‘I could see the boredom on Virat Kohli’s face during the IPL’ – Shoaib Akhtar on split captaincy talks
Virat Kohli has been in continuous action in international arena since 2010.
Updated - Nov 19, 2020 12:48 pm
There are a lot of talks going over the split captaincy in team India as skipper Virat Kohli would have to leave the Test series against Australia midway owing to family commitments. In the same sequence, former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar feels that Kohli should let Rohit Sharma don the skipper’s cap in one of the formats if he feels fatigued. Akhtar stated that he saw a feeling of ‘boredom’ on Kohli’s face while he led RCB in IPL 2020.
Now, the 45-year-old got vocal about his opinions on the split captaincy in team India. Kohli is currently the captain of the national side across all three formats. Crickets experts and fans have been formulating an opinion that it’s high time that Rohit Sharma should take the charge of the team in limited-overs format owing to his exceptional IPL record. Akhtar also opined that Kohli is playing continuous international cricket since 2010, he might have been a bit tired.
“My take on it is pretty simple. From what I know, Virat is very keen to take the team forward. It all depends on how fatigued he is feeling. He has been playing non-stop since 2010, has got 70 centuries and a mountain of runs under his belt. If he is feeling fatigued, then he should think about giving the leadership role to Rohit, in one of the formats,” said Akhtar as quoted by The New Indian Express.
Bio bubble might have impacted Virat Kohli: Shoaib Akhtar
The Rawalpindi Express also stated that conditions of the bio-secure bubble might have taken a toll on his mental health. He is one of the most energetic players, and this time around, it was not visible at all. Akhtar feels that the current situations might have impacted his life in a negative sense.
“I could see the boredom on his face during the IPL, maybe it was because of the bio-bubble situation. He seemed a bit stressed out. It all depends on how he feels. Rohit has been ready for captaincy for a while,” added Akhtar.
The Indian men will take on the Australian side from November 27 for a mega-series.