New Delhi. Virat Kohli has left the captaincy of the Test team after T20 and ODI. He will now be seen playing under the captaincy of KL Rahul from January 19. The ODI series between India and South Africa (India vs South Africa) is starting. Meanwhile, former captain Kapil Dev has said a big thing about Kohli. He said that ever since he left the T20 captaincy, he was under pressure. Now they can play freely. They should now support junior players. After the T20 World Cup, Kohli left the captaincy of T20. After this, the BCCI took away the captaincy of the ODI team from him before the South Africa tour.
Kapil Dev told Mid-Day, ‘I welcome Virat’s decision to step down from Test captaincy. He was going through a bad phase since leaving the captaincy of T20. He was seen in a lot of tension in recent times. He said that he looked under a lot of pressure after relinquishing the captaincy. So leaving the captaincy to play freely was an option. That’s why he took this decision. At the same time, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the board could have removed Kohli from the Test captaincy after the ODIs. That’s why he took this decision.
I played under Srikkanth and Azharuddin
Kapil Dev said that Virat Kohli should support junior players. He said, ‘Sunil Gavaskar also played under me. I played under the captaincy of Srikkanth and Mohammad Azharuddin. I didn’t have any ego. Virat Kohli will have to drop his ego and play under the leadership of a young cricketer. He said that Virat Kohli should guide the new captain and new players. We cannot lose Virat as a batsman.
However, till now no announcement has been made by the board regarding the new Test captain. Now Rohit Sharma Has the command of ODIs and T20s. Although they are also injured. For this reason, Rahul will be seen captaining the ODIs in South Africa. KL Rahul is in the race for Test captain.