As the T20 World Cup 2021 is just a few weeks away, there were many reports suggesting the Indian captain Virat Kohli will be stepping down as the white-ball skipper after the ICC mega event and his deputy in limited-overs, Rohit Sharma will be taking over the captaincy.
The Times of India had reported a source revealing this news, "Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world.”
There was no support to these claims from BCCI as the board’s treasurer Arun Dhumal rubbished these claims and made it clear that Kohli will be leading this Indian team in all three formats of the game.
“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),” Dhumal had told IANS.
After Dhumal, BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah was the latest addition to a board member rejecting the idea of split captaincy.
While speaking to Cricbuzz, Shah said, “There is no such proposal and the team is led by Virat and we are backing him.”
Even though Kohli has been brilliant with his captaincy in Test cricket, fans are highly impressed with Rohit Sharma’s white-ball leadership after he led his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians to 5 IPL trophies and one Champions League title.
When it comes to captaining India, the Mumbai-based batsman has once again excelled as he has led India to title victories in the 2018 Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy 2018 in absence of skipper Virat Kohli.