The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal has turned down all the claims that Team India will opt for Split captaincy after the completion of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Earlier in the day, the Times of India reported that India’s all-format skipper Virat Kohli will step down from T20I captaincy and his deputy Rohit Sharma will be subsequently pick up the leader’s of the side. The report further claimed that Virat himself will come up and announce the development after the World Cup.
However, Dhumal has rubbished all such false claims. He said the BCCI is happy to go with Virat Kohli as the leader of all three formats.
“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),” Dhumal told IANS. “Virat will remain as the captain (of all formats),” stated Arun Dhumal, BCCI treasurer.
The captaincy burden for Virat Kohli was growing due to which he is unable to focus on his batting. The report also stated that Virat, once he steps down from the captaincy, will work on his batting and be what he is known for – the best batsman in the world.
Sources say that the think tanks of the Indian board are repeatedly involved in meetings after India lost to New Zealand in the inaugural edition of the WTC final in Southampton. Reportedly, the management was not happy with Virat’s team selection where he picked two spinners instead of seamers in English overcast conditions which predominantly aids pace bowling.
But Dhumal said, “no such meeting took place.”