Noise in Indian cricket before the start of the IPL. Virat Kohli is about to leave the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. He only wants to be the captain in Tests. An all-India newspaper has claimed that he is going to take this decision because of his focus on batting.
Virat Kohli may leave the captaincy of limited overs format
The coaches and support staff of the Indian team are coming to an end at the end of the T20 World Cup. It is believed that Ravi Shastri’s alliance with Virat Kohli is also about to break.
Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been mentored in the T20 World Cup. Ajay Jadeja has questioned the need for a mentor in the Indian team. Rahul Dravid was appointed as the batting consultant during India’s tour of England in 2014. But after saying goodbye to international cricket, alumni like Kapil Dev have reminded us that there is no precedent for a former coach or mentor of an Indian team so quickly.
The country’s cricket community feels that Dhoni has been brought to the post so that the transition can be smooth. The BCCI may have a long-term plan for Dhoni. It goes without saying that Dhoni has no choice but to handle the pressure situation with a cold head.
The BCCI wants to use that in the dressing room of India in the T20 World Cup. And then there are rumors of Virat leaving the captaincy.
If Kohli steps down, Rohit is the first choice for Captaincy
However, for several months now, many have questioned the split captaincy in the Indian team. At the moment, 32-year-old Virat Kohli has established himself as India’s all-time best captain.
Rohit Sharma is 34 years old. According to sources, Virat Kohli has been talking about leaving the captaincy with Rohit Sharma since his last tour of Australia. Talked to the team management. The all-India media has claimed that the relationship between Rohit and Virat has improved since last March.
However, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri recently claimed that there was never a bad relationship between Rohit and Virat. According to sources, Virat Fer wants to focus more on batting to establish himself as the best batsman in the world. That’s why the idea of leaving the captaincy.
It is to be noted that Virat Kohli has not scored an international century at-bat since November 2019. There are T20 World Cups in 2022 and 50 World Cups in 2023. As a result, the BCCI will not take the risk of putting the burden of captaincy on Virat’s shoulders against his will.
Records of Virat as Captain
While Virat Kohli has never led Royal Challengers Bangalore to the IPL title, the Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, have won the title five times more than any other team.
Virat Kohli has led India to 95 ODIs, winning 65, losing 26, one tie and two abandoned or undefeated matches. Virat has led the T20 Internationals in 45 matches, winning 29, losing 14, abandoned or undefeated.
India won the one-over eliminator after two matches were tied in Hamilton and Wellington during the New Zealand tour last year. So far in the IPL, the huge Royal Challengers have led Bangalore in 132 matches. Winning 72, losing 6. Four matches are abandoned or unresolved.
Rohit as a skipper
Rohit Sharma has led India in 10 ODIs. Winning at eight, losing at two. Rohit has led India in 19 matches in T20 Internationals, winning 15 and losing 4. He has captained the IPL in 123 matches. Winning at 64, losing at 49.
Above all, starting from Rohit’s coach Dinesh Lad, Sunil Gavaskar thinks that getting the captaincy of Mumbai Indians is the turning point of Rohit’s career. The effect that captaincy does not have on his batting becomes clear when you look at his batting in three formats.
Above all, since becoming the captain, Rohit has realized the importance of playing big innings, which has benefited his team. One of the best openers in limited-overs cricket at the moment.
The captaincy won’t affect the batting
Mahendra Singh Dhoni resigned as Test captain before the 2014 tour of Australia. In 2016, Virat Kohli became India’s captain in all three formats. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India won the 2016 tri-nation series in Sri Lanka and the six-nation Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma are the only two-hundredth ODI captains among the Indians. Rohit is currently in dream form. Indian cricket will undoubtedly benefit if Virat Kohli’s batting is positively relieved of the burden of captaincy in both formats.
Split captaincy Theory
The concept of split captaincy was first introduced in Australia. From Mark Taylor-Steve Waugh to Steve Waugh-Ricky Ponting or AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have been seen captaining South Africa in different formats over the same period.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, led India in limited-overs cricket when Anil Kumble captained the Test team in 2006. When Virat Kohli became India’s Test captain in 2014, Mahi was the captain of limited-overs cricket until 2016. If all goes well, split captaincy is back in Indian cricket.