Virat Kohli likely to lose white-ball captaincy, Rohit Sharma may lead the team
New Delhi : Indian skipper Virat Kohli may lose his white-ball captaincy and Rohit Sharma could be asked to lead the team in the limited over format if India fails to win the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
Virat Kohli's captaincy has been incredible in Test matches but when it comes to limited over games organized by ICC, his performance has remained average.
Quoting a report, cricketaddictor.com said on Thursday that, “Team India skipper Virat Kohli might have his captaincy on the line when he leads the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Kohli has come under the scanner multiple times of late, particularly regarding his failure to win an ICC event despite having a strong squad.”
According to report, the top brass of BCCI have been discussing the issue from long time when India had lost to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in England. They were unhappy with the team selection done by skipper Virat Kohli.
“The BCCI is deeply concerned about Virat Kohli’s captaincy, especially in the ICC tournaments because of his failure as a captain in the ICC events. In a meeting held by the BCCI office-bearers in July after the WTC Final, it emerged that a lot of BCCI officials are unsatisfied with Virat’s captaincy,” cricketaddictor.com said quoting reports.
“BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, vice-president Rajiv Shukla, secretary Jay Shah, and the treasurer Arun Dhumal were all a part of the meeting. The decision to go ahead with two spinners in the WTC Final didn’t go too well with the BCCI officials and hence, it was discussed that the T20 World Cup can be the last opportunity for Virat Kohli, especially in the limited-overs format.”