'Virat Kohli ki himmat hai vo 5 saal nikaal gaya, Rohit Sharma ki haalat dekho...'- Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal shared his views on the PCB's plan to appoint different captains for each format.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma | BCCI Twitter

Veteran Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal is against the idea of having different captains for the three international formats of the game, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning for a split captaincy following their disappointing home season across the formats.

Apart from losing the Test series to Australia and England and drawing the Test series against New Zealand, Pakistan also lost the T20Is (against England) and ODIs (against the Black Caps) at home as well.

Given the recent outcome, the PCB and the national selection committee are mulling over appointing different captains for each format, but Akmal is not a fan of the split captaincy, especially with the timing, as the ODI World Cup 2023 is not too far away in India.

Kamran Akmal said in a video posted by Salman Butt on YouTube: “I don't support three captains for three different formats. You can have two captains. Also, there's no time to change a captain now, because you have a World Cup coming up. You could've made the change after the T20 World Cup last year, because the new captain would've had some experience by then.”

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Meanwhile, Akmal further went on to make a surprising statement about the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, as he was talking about how it is a tough job to lead the team in three formats of the game.

He said that Virat Kohli did it excellently for 5 years, but even Rohit has not completed a year, and his condition seems not good referring to his brain fade moment during the second ODI against New Zealand.

Akmal further mentioned, “You can have two captains, for sure. You can manage your workload that way. It's not easy to captain in all three formats. Virat Kohli ki himmat hai ko 5 saal nikaal gaya, Rohit Sharma ko ek saal nahi hua aur uski haalat dekh lo kya ho gayi.”

He signed off by saying, “Toss me bataana bhool gaya ki batting karni hai ya bowling (Kohli is brave that he spent 5 years as captain across formats. Rohit didn't even complete a year and look what's happening to him. He even forgot at the toss if he wants to bat or bowl).”


By Rashmi Nanda - 25 Jan, 2023

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