Virat Kohli’s captaincy change could be a blessing in disguise: Ravi Shastri: Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has been quite active with his statements and views on the recent captaincy shuffle in Indian cricket. The recent past hasn’t been memorable for the BCCI as the Indian cricketing body was amidst a lot of criticism due to the turmoil in the white ball captaincy.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sacked Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy after Virat himself decided to quit his T20I leadership. Rohit Sharma was appointed the new leader of team India in the white-ball format.
Ravi Shastri reckons that the move by the BCCI to have a split captaincy could be a blessing in disguise for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
“It’s the right way to go. This could be a blessing in disguise for Virat and Rohit. For one guy to handle all three formats is not easy at all in this time of living in and out of bio-bubbles because of Covid,” said the former Indian coach Ravi Shastri.
He said the Indian red ball captain can now focus on his batting and can play as many years as he can.
“Virat can focus on red-ball cricket and lead for as long as he wants to lead in Tests. It will allow him to sit back and think on his game because he’s got a good 5-6 years left in him,” Shastri said on Star Sports.
Earlier, Shastri demanded the other side of the story from BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly following the irresponsible captaincy change.
Ganguly, earlier, in an interview said that he asked Virat to not step down from T20I captaincy, while Virat Kohli dismissed all the claims Ganguly made over the captaincy issue.
“Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better,” Shastri had said.