Mumbai: If the Indian team fails to win the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November this year, then the captain of the team Virat Kohli may be stripped of the captaincy of the limited overs. In his place, this responsibility can be entrusted to Rohit Sharma. Kohli has been successful in Test cricket but the team has failed to win limited overs ICC events under his leadership.
Will Kohli have the last chance to save the captaincy?
According to the report of CricketAddict.com, Team India captain Kohli may have the last chance to save his captaincy when he leads the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Kohli has come under scrutiny several times, especially after his failure to win ICC competitions despite being a strong team has seen this possibility.
The website said that top BCCI officials have been discussing the issue ever since India’s loss to New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship in England, where they were reportedly unhappy with the Indian captain’s team selection. Kohli played two spinners in fast bowler friendly and overcast conditions during the WTC final.
BCCI may decide after T20 World Cup
According to the report, BCCI is very concerned about Kohli’s captaincy, especially in ICC tournaments as he has failed as a captain in ICC events. At the BCCI office-bearers’ meeting in July after the WTC final, it emerged that many BCCI officials were not satisfied with Kohli’s captaincy.
The meeting was attended by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Vice President Rajiv Shukla, Secretary Jay Shah and Treasurer Arun Dhumal. The decision to go ahead with the two spinners in the WTC final did not go down well with the BCCI officials and hence, it was discussed that the T20 World Cup could be Kohli’s last chance, especially in the limited overs format.
There has been a lot of debate over the split captaincy, with Kohli continuing to be the Test captain and Rohit as the limited overs captain. Especially since he has achieved phenomenal success while leading Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. In May this year, former India chief selector Kiran More had said that the team could see a split captaincy between Kohli and Rohit for all three formats.