Rumours have been doing the rounds that Virat Kohli is planning to step down as the captain of the Indian national cricket team after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup this year. It has been reported that Kohli will hand over the captaincy to the star Indian opener Rohit Sharma. However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhamal has come out in public and rubbished all these rumours.
” This is all rubbish. Nothing (as) such is happening. This is all what you guys (media) are talking about. BCCI has not met or discussed anything on this issue (split captaincy).Virat will remain as the captain (of all formats),” Dhamal said.
Much of this has been attributed to the fact that Virat Kohli although has been successful in Test cricket but still hasn’t managed to win an ICC event. Hence it has been suggested that Virat Kohli will step down to focus on his batting more. This is similar to Sachin Tendulkar stepping down as captain although Kohli has a better track record than Tendulkar.
Dhamal stated that no such discussion had taken place and Kohli will remain the captain of all three formats for India. Dhamal said that “no such meeting took place.”
After the cancellation of the fifth Test match between India and England, the Indian skipper will be seen in action in the second phase of IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first fixture is against Kolkata Knight Riders on September 20 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.