Justin Langer feels Kohli should have been allowed to keep ODI captaincy

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Former Australia head coach, Justin Langer has given a very surprising statement during the ongoing WTC final.

He has stated that former India skipper, Virat Kohli should have been allowed to keep the ODI captaincy by the BCCI.

However, Justin Langer also says that it was a great injustice done by the board against Kohli. Langer also says that he loved Kohli’s passion and aggression on the field.

Moreover, Langer is a part of the commentary panel for the WTC and he has heaped massive praise on Kohli as well.

Loved his (Virat Kohli) aggression. BCCI did injustice to him, and I do not want to hear anything else. If he wanted to keep the ODI captaincy, he should have been allowed to do that out of respect.

Adding further, he said,

There was nothing I didn’t like about Virat Kohli. His aggression, his passion, his batting. He was an amazing captain.

Previously, Kohli was removed from the role of ODI captain by the BCCI in December 2021.

On the other hand, Kohli has a great record as a skipper in ODIs with a win percentage of 70.43, and has featured in 65 wins out of 95 matches for India.

India look to win WTC final against Australia; Justin Langer happy with Australia’s position

Meanwhile, India started on their campaign of winning the Test mace against Australia yesterday.

However, they are pretty much on the back foot as Australia has piled up a lot of runs on the board which can be quite a challenge for the Men in Blue.

Last time, India lost to New Zealand in the first edition of the WTC and will now look to end the trophy drought under Rohit Sharma.

It was Virat Kohli who was skipper during the 2021 WTC final but he could not make India win the coveted mace.

Australia meanwhile will also look to win the mace and after that, they will start their Ashes campaign against England.

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