‘We need to move forward’ – Twitterati react after BCCI reportedly criticises Virat Kohli for his captaincy

‘We need to move forward’ – Twitterati react after BCCI reportedly criticises Virat Kohli for his captaincy

Going by further reports, Kohli's ODI captaincy is said to be in doubt.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India, reportedly, isn’t happy with Virat Kohli’s captaincy in recent times. The Delhi-born is currently leading the Men in Blue in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Kohli’s men started the tournament with two hefty losses at the hands of Babar Azam’s Pakistan and Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.

The mega event is Kohli’s last as the skipper of Team India in T20Is. After the defeats at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, it was learned that the board also mulled over Kohli’s captaincy in ODI cricket. A source said that the BCCI will take a call on Kohli’s ODI captaincy going forward.

BCCI not satisfied with Virat Kohli

“The board is unhappy. And there is serious doubt over his (Virat) ODI captaincy now as well. But three games still left and if India, by any chance, manage to qualify and fight back in the tournament then the scenario could change. But, right now, if you ask me or anybody, Virat is doubtful as ODI captain,” the source was quoted as saying in News 18.

However, the source said that the skipper of the T20I team will be named after the T20 World Cup. As per reports, Kohli could only remain the captain in Test cricket with India picking other captains for limited-overs cricket.

“It is too early to name anybody, let the T20 World Cup get over. Rahul Dravid may also join the team as head coach soon. He will be discussed as well. Rohit or anybody else, or Virat continues, everything will be done afterwards. There are chances that India get one captain for T20 and ODI formats and one (Virat) for Tests,” the source stated.

For the time being, India are placed fourth in the points table in Group 2 in the T20 WC. On Wednesday, Kohli’s men defeated Afghanistan by 66 runs to open their account in the tournament. On Friday, the Men in Blue will face Scotland in their penultimate Super 12 match.

In the meantime, the netizens reacted to the reports of BCCI not quite being satisfied with Kohli’s captaincy. Twitterati said that Indian cricket needs to move forward.

Here’s how the netizens reacted