Rajeev Shukla dismisses Kohli’s captaincy after T20 WC and One Day
By Sarita Dey
on Tue Sep 14 2021
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla has dismissed the report, which said that after the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli will step down from the captaincy of Team India in the ODI and T20 formats.
It was said in the report that Team India’s star opener Rohit Sharma will take over the captaincy in place of Kohli will captain the team in only one format to focus on his batting.
Talking to news agency ANI, Rajeev Shukla said, ‘It’s just a rumor. There is no truth in these. It is necessary for the team to do T20 world right now and the entire focus is on that. There is no discussion on thesplit captaincy.
At the same time, BCCI secretary Jay Shah told ‘Indian Express’ that as long as the team is performing well, then the question of change of captaincy does not arise.
Kohli is the most successful captain of Indian cricket in Test format. Under his captaincy, Team India has won 38 matches. However, questions have been raised on Kohli’s captaincy in ODI and T20 formats. But under his leadership, Team India has not won the ICC trophy so far.
Jay Shah also agreed with BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal’s statement, in which he had said that the reports of Rohit replacing Virat with the captaincy in limited-overs cricket are rubbish. We understand very well that such a proposal is not in the interest of the Indian team. And that too when the team is going to participate in the T20 World Cup.