There were a lot of talks from the past six months on Virat Kohli’s white-ball captaincy: Sunil Gavaskar
Kohli to step down from T20I captaincy after T20 WC 2021.
Updated - Sep 16, 2021 8:14 pm
In the latest turn of events, Indian skipper Virat Kohli took the internet by storm by announcing that he would step down from T20I captaincy after T20 World Cup. Kohli added that he took the decision after having some important discussion with head coach Ravi Shastri and senior batsman Rohit Sharma. Kohli took this decision to manage his workload across formats and get more focused on his batting.
As soon as the decision came to the fore, many experts have been giving their opinions on the same. In the same light, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar added that he read Kohli’s letter and he boiled down to the decision after having a chat with Shastri, Rohit, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and other selectors.
It was in talks for a long time that the RCB leader should hand over his white-wall captaincy to Rohit to focus more on his batting and that he has a great record in T20 captaincy. It was also reported that BCCI selectors aren’t happy with his limited-overs leadership and this is why he decided to step down, reckoned Gavaskar.
Virat Kohli might have got a hint that BCCI and selectors aren’t impressed with his white ball captaincy
“I just read Kohli’s letter. He took the final decision after having a lot of discussions with Ravi Shastri, Rohit, Ganguly, and selectors. There were a lot of talks from the past six months on his white-ball captaincy. He might have got a hint that BCCI and selectors aren’t impressed with his white ball captaincy. This could be the reason why he left T20I captaincy and decided to give leadership to someone else,” said Gavaskar as quoted by Aaj Tak.
“He mentioned that he wants to lead in Tests and ODIs. It’s up to selectors now to decide his ODI captaincy. There’s no question on his Test captaincy. We should keep a watch if there will be a change in ODI captaincy,” he added.
In the light of this decision, experts are wishing that Kohli get the T20 World Cup Trophy under his belt as he is even devoid of an ICC Trophy as a captain.