New Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has made a shocking claim that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was unhappy with some of Virat Kohli’s decisions during the World Test Championship (WTC) final. If the Indian team fails to perform well in the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE, then Rohit Sharma can be made the captain of T20 in place of Virat.
Kohli being targeted for ‘Dirty Game’
Salman Butt believes that the Indian media is targeting captain Virat Kohli as a ‘dirty game’. Salman Butt’s statement has come after these reports released in the media, in which it is being said that Rohit Sharma can be made the captain of T20 in place of Virat Kohli.
Is Kohli’s captaincy in danger?
Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel, ‘There is talk that the captaincy of Virat Kohli is in danger. He recently played a series in England, led his team to a spectacular victory, but he is being criticized for the team selection. Salman Butt said, ‘In spite of this, Virat Kohli is continuously supporting his team and in return the team is playing good cricket. His team is on top in every format and T20 World Cup is ahead, so such news coming in the media is nothing but a ‘dirty game’.
Virat Kohli is a very good captain
On the comparison of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Salman Butt said that Rohit is a very good captain, but Kohli also has a good win percentage in all formats. I have said this before, Rohit Sharma is a very good captain, very successful. But this is not the time to talk about these things. I think this is not the time and that man has done a great job for Indian cricket. This news is coming out again, but there is a bad intention which should not be there.
Will Kohli quit the captaincy?
According to reports, Virat Kohli has had a long conversation with Rohit Sharma and the team management on this matter. Virat Kohli can take this step to focus on batting after becoming a father. Virat Kohli himself will announce his decision to step down from the captaincy. Virat Kohli believes that he needs to focus on his batting and go back to become the best batsman in the world.
Rohit Sharma can become captain
BCCI sources told TOI that Virat Kohli has decided to share the captaincy responsibility with Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli has had a long discussion on this issue with Rohit Sharma and the team management in the last few months. This conversation was going on since the victory of Team India on the tour of Australia this year.
Virat can play cricket for 5-6 years
If Rohit takes over as the captain for the white ball, Virat can continue to lead India in Tests and work on his T20 and ODI batting as well. Virat is just 32 years old and looking at his fitness, it can be said that he will easily play cricket for at least 5-6 years now.
Good relationship between Kohli and Rohit
TOI sources said, “If we talk about Rohit Sharma, he has won the IPL title 5 times and is second to none in the T20 captaincy record. If Rohit ever had to take charge as the white ball captain, then this is the time. If Rohit becomes the captain, then it will be a win-win deal for the Indian team, because Rohit and Virat have very good tuning with each other. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to the IPL title 5 times under his captaincy. Kohli, on the other hand, has not won a single ICC trophy as a captain so far. Apart from this, he could not even win the IPL title.