New Delhi: The ICC T20 World Cup will begin in the UAE from October 17. Team India captain Virat Kohli will leave the captaincy of T20 as soon as this tournament is over. He has taken this shocking decision. Questions were being raised on Kohli’s captaincy ever since the defeat against New Zealand in the World Test Championship. Under the captaincy of Virat, Team India has not won any ICC trophy till date, for which he was criticized a lot and now he has surprised everyone by making such an announcement.
Why did Kohli have to leave the captaincy?
Since the announcement of Virat Kohli leaving the captaincy of T20, different speculations have started doing the rounds. Why did he make this decision? Was there pressure on them? Or did he really take this decision because of the workload? There are many questions which are being raised but who does not know what is the truth. Although the captaincy of T20 can be handed over to Rohit after him, it is almost certain. Eight years ago when Virat Kohli was asked who has the ability to lead India’s team other than him and MS Dhoni. He had said, ‘Rohit Sharma has a tremendous cricketing mind. He deserves to be the captain.
Kohli will step down from ODI captaincy!
Virat Kohli has failed to score a single century since November 2019. The pressure of captaincy is so much that it has started affecting his game. In such a situation, if seen, then Kohli can leave the captaincy of not only T20 but also ODI. A BCCI source said, “Virat is aware that if the team does not perform well in the T20 World Cup in the UAE, he could have been dropped from the limited overs captaincy. As far as limited overs captaincy is concerned, he has done well.
Rohit’s bright luck
Rohit’s charisma is increasing day by day, Rohit has projected himself as a strong captain among his fellow players. His exploits as the captain of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) testify to this. However, he has not got much chance to captaincy at the national level. After Kohli announced to step down as the captain of Team India in the shortest format of cricket after the upcoming T20 World Cup, the first question that came to the minds of all cricket lovers is, who will be the next captain? And Rohit, without a doubt, tops the list of candidates to become the captain.
The 34-year-old opener is one of the most experienced players in the team and is also the vice-captain of limited overs teams. Rohit has a stellar record in the IPL, leading Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles. Rohit has captained in 10 ODIs in which he has won 8 matches while captaining in 19 T20 matches in which he has tasted victory in 15 matches.
Kohli’s T20 record
Kohli led India in 45 T20 matches, winning 27 and losing 14, while two matches ended without results and two were tied. This makes Kohli India’s second most successful T20 captain in terms of wins after Dhoni, who tops the list with 41 wins from 72 matches.