Virat Kohli the captain of the Indian Cricket Team and the face of Indian Cricket is expected to be relieved of One-Day International Captaincy. After Virat Kohli announced last month that he will step down as Captain of the Indian T20 International team, reports have surfaced that he will be relieved from the duty of the entire white-ball circuit. This is a report given by the most trusted daily, The Times of India. Here is a look at how the events panned out: –
Team for New Zealand T20 Series to be Picked: –
With the team for the New Zealand T20 Series to be picked in the forthcoming week and to discuss the captaincy issue. The BCCI officials and the selection committee will be meeting in the next few days. The issue that seems to be troubling is the fact that India has once again failed to win an ICC Tournament. That too in the White-Ball format. India does not have many 50 over games in the next cricketing season and the next ICC event also happens to be a T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.
“First things first the squad for the New Zealand Series needs to be decided. Rohit hasn’t yet said that he doesn’t want to lead in T20Is against New Zealand. And why would he not want to lead? It is his first series as full-time T20 captain.”, a BCCI official said when enquired whether Rohit Sharma will take a rest for a series or two. This query was raised after several media outlets reported that many senior cricketers such as Kohli, Bumrah, Jadeja, and Rohit Sharma will be taking time off from the game.
Virat Kohli Unlikely to Remain ODI Captain: –
In the forthcoming home season, there are only 3One Day International games to be played. All games are against the West Indies and having a split captaincy for just 3 games makes less sense. Moreover, with just 2 years remaining for the 2023 ODI World Cup, the BCCI will be having a master plan to conquer this event. The heart of the matter is that having split white-ball captaincy can add to a rift between the players. To avoid such scenarios, it is expected that BCCI will hand over the captaincy to one person itself. Whether Kohli goes down from the position voluntarily or waits for BCCI to give him the push, is now what every fan awaits.