Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Was Kohli asked to step down from T20 captaincy? BCCI gave this big update


New Delhi: Team India’s captain Virat Kohli recently surprised everyone by announcing to leave the captaincy of T20. Virat Kohli will step down from T20 captaincy after the 2021 T20 World Cup. The current times are not going well for Virat Kohli. There was speculation that BCCI was getting angry with Virat Kohli, due to which Kohli had to take this step.

BCCI gave this big update on Kohli

Now BCCI has given a big update on Virat Kohli’s decision to leave the captaincy. On Tuesday, when BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal was asked whether Virat Kohli’s decision to step down from T20 captaincy was his own or was he forced? To this Dhumal said, ‘The board did not ask him to step down. It was absolutely his own decision. Why would we ask them to do this? He was doing a great job.

Question about Kohli’s behavior

Let us tell you that a few days ago there were reports that a senior player of Team India had complained to the BCCI regarding Kohli’s behavior on the England tour. According to CricketNext, a senior cricketer of Team India had complained to the BCCI regarding the attitude of captain Virat Kohli. According to a source, a few months ago, a rebellion against Virat Kohli started inside Team India. There are reports that many senior players were upset about Virat Kohli’s behavior in the dressing room.

Was BCCI angry with Kohli?

According to reports, a senior player had complained against Kohli to the BCCI secretary. According to reports, a senior player was angry with Kohli. That’s why he complained about Kohli to the BCCI. That player took this step after Kohli was ignored. However, it is not yet clear who that player was.

Players who don’t like Kohli?

Some time back a BCCI source had said, ‘Kohli is losing control. He has lost respect and some players are not liking his attitude. He is no longer an inspirational captain and he is not able to earn the respect of the players. He pushes his limits when it comes to dealing with them. A BCCI source had said, ‘Kohli has failed to play a big innings. The matter has become even more complicated. Recently one of the coaches gave some suggestions on the nets but the captain retorted saying ‘don’t confuse me’. He has failed to handle it and it shows in his aggressive behaviour. The source further said, ‘Virat understands that he is no longer in the same form as before. Due to which their grip has reduced a bit. Now his every move will be questioned. There is no doubt that he is one of the best batsmen in world cricket. But you can’t let captaincy become a burden on your batting.

communication problem with virat

Before this disclosure, a former player had said during a conversation with PTI, ‘The problem with Virat is communication. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s case, his room was open 24 hours a day and the player could go inside, play video games, eat food and talk about cricket if needed. He said, ‘It is very difficult to contact Kohli off the field’. The former cricketer said, ‘There is a glimpse of Dhoni in Rohit but in a different way. He takes junior players to dinner, pats them on the back when they are depressed and is aware of the mental side of the players.

Kohli does not support players

The former player said during a conversation with PTI, ‘As far as junior players are concerned, the biggest complaint against Kohli is that he leaves them in the middle in difficult times. Another cricketer said, ‘Kuldeep Yadav went out of plans after five wickets in Australia. The same thing happened with Rishabh Pant when he was not in form. Senior bowler Umesh Yadav, who has been a solid performer on Indian pitches, never got an answer as to why his name was not considered until someone got injured. Virat Kohli has failed to score a single century since November 2019. The pressure of captaincy is so much that it has started affecting his game. Now there are indications that he may have to face such a situation in One Day International as well and he may also quit the captaincy of this format. A BCCI source said, “Virat is aware that if the team does not perform well in the T20 World Cup in the UAE, then he can be removed from the limited overs captaincy.”

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