Captain Virat Kohli is expected to step down and give over the reins to his deputy Rohit Sharma. Kohli is India’s current captain across all forms, and he has established himself as one of the game’s all-time greats.
There have been murmurs that Rohit will take over as captain, at least in T20Is. Given his experience as a stand-in skipper and his success in the IPL, when he led Mumbai Indians to five titles. However, once the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup concludes in the United Arab Emirates, Kohli may be able to focus on his batting.
Virat Kohli reportedly chooses to retire from limited-overs cricket captaincy
Kohli’s leadership abilities in the limited-overs format have been questioned frequently. Given India has yet to win a major ICC title while he has been in charge. Kohli has guided India to the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017 and the semi-final of the ODI World Cup in 2019 since taking over from Dhoni as white-ball captain in 2017.
With a T20 World Cup and an ODI World Cup on the horizon, Kohli believes it’s time for him to stand away and allow Rohit lead the team. The move is guaranteed to generate a lot of attention on social media. The BCCI is prepared to make the transition go smoothly because Kohli and Rohit are on the same page.
Virat Kohli wants to concentrate on his batting and delegate leadership to Rohit Sharma
Virat’s batting is being influenced by his captaincy in three formats. We understand that spin-masters will be at work, adding their own spin to these events. That is why BCCI has planned this so far ahead of time.
Rohit Sharma is expected to take over as Team India’s captain in white-ball cricket (ODIs and T20Is). Kohli is India’s captain in all forms, having taken over the Test captaincy from MS Dhoni in 2014. He also took over the limited-overs captaincy in 2017.
In the absence of Kohli, Rohit has led India on multiple occasions and has two trophies to his name as captain of the Men in Blue. In 2018, Rohit led India to an Asia Cup victory and a stunning victory in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. Everyone can view his record as a captain in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the history of the IPL, having led Mumbai Indians to five titles. On the other hand, Kohli is yet to win an IPL trophy with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Rohit Sharma has been in outstanding form for India across all forms. He will be hoping to continue his hot streak while leading the Indian squad in limited-overs cricket.
Both players have discussed the role transition between them. According to reports, and it is expected to be a win-win situation for the team. Kohli will continue to lead the side in Test cricket. With 38 victories in 65 Test matches, Kohli has already established himself as India’s most successful Test captain of all time.