Sunil Gavaskar Feels Virat Kohli’s Statement In September Could Have Been Reason For ODI Captaincy
There is a lot of captaincy controversy buzzing around in the Indian cricket team as Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli from the T20 and the ODI captaincy.
Recently BCCI has appointed Rohit Sharma to lead the Indian players in white ball Cricket.
Rohit Sharma has been a brilliant captain throughout his life as he has led Mumbai Indians in the IPL seasons. Rohit managed to win 5 IPL trophies and is the most successful IPL captain in the decade.
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The Run Machine Kholi Controversy
The year 2015 to 2018 was the prime time of Virat Kohli, where he scored the most number of runs and made his team win in pressurizing conditions.
If we go back to our memory lane, we can remember Virat Kohli innings against the Australians in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2016
Virat Kohli smashed 82 against the Australians and led his team to a memorable victory. Kohli was named the player of the series, and throughout the whole world cup, he contributed towards his side and was named the greatest of all time.
The BCCI and the selectors should not forget how much sweat and energy Kohli Contributed to the team. He gave all his efforts in the fitness to better his game, get India successive wins, and make the Indian Cricket fans all over the world Proud.
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BCCI and Kholi Miscommunication
Kohli stepped down from RCB captaincy a few months back, and this was his last IPL season when he was leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore side.
Kohli was thankful to all the Bangalore staff committee and selectors to choose him as captain and serve Bangalore for years. “Virat Kohli is one of the humblest cricketers toward we know now, and Get Inspired.”
Dubai’s T20 World Cup 2021 was crazy for the Indian fans and the selectors. India lost two consecutive Matches and was knocked out from the tournament.
After T20 World Cup, 2021, BCCI announced the new white-ball cricket captain – Rohit Sharma.
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Sunil Gavaskar About Virat Kholi ODI Captaincy
The great Indian Legend Sunil Gavaskar addresses everyone his perception of Virat Kohli Captaincy.
Sunil Gavaskar said that the captaincy stripping of Virat Kohli can be the result of Kohli statement in this year September 2021.
Kohli steps down from the T20 captaincy after a miserable defeat in the T20 World Cup. Gavaskar confronted that stepping down from the captaincy could have been done in a professional way and a better manner without hurting the emotions and sentiments of the BCCI team.
Gavaskar said that Kohli was himself confused about whether he would lead the test and the ODI together or not. Kholi’s statement says, “ I will continue to lead India in test and ODI.”
Gavaskar said that the statement could have been more confident and powerful, like “I would be available to lead India in Test and ODI.”
The actions made the selectors think about the future causes that Kohli can step down from captaincy in future, resulted in the appointment of new captain Rohit Sharma to better the team and put some new ideas, enabling the team to Evolve more for the upcoming two consecutive World cups.
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Gavaskar Stand Behind KHOLI
Sunil Gavaskar said that there is no doubt that Virat Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers and successful captains in the cricketing field. Yes, he made India win in pressurizing conditions and everywhere, leading the squad.
He has immense captaincy records, has won bilateral events in-home or away, whitewashed teams in their hometown and made the Indians proud.
He would continue to score runs and contribute to the team. A string from captaincy would never affect his game and evolve him in the later phases of his life.
Kholi now has enough time to focus on his game and let go of the captain thing in his head. He knows it; he is the best; we know his abilities and how good he strokes and leads, and it’s time for Run Machine Kohli to Conquer the cricketing Field one more time.
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ODI Kohli Against The South Africans
In a recent press interview on Wednesday, Virat Kohli addressed and clarified the rumors of playing in the ODI against the proteas.
Kholi stated that he is always available to represent the Indian cricket team and would continue to contribute to the side in the best possible way.
He also said he was on a call with the selectors about the Test squad against the proteas South Africa. As soon as the call ended, he was unaware and found that the five selectors had decided that he would no longer continue to the present as the ODI captain.
There was no prior communication, and Kholi was not aware that he would get stripped from the captaincy and only be leading in the Tests.
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Kohli also confronted that he has no issues with Rohit Sharma, and they both have a good relationship between them. They love to play together and contribute to the International Indian team.
Indian cricket fans hope the new leader Rohit Sharma will lead the white ball Cricket squad well and play beautifully and us the upcoming two World cups.