One of the best batsmen in the history of T20I cricket in Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down from captaincy in the shortest format of the game after the WT20 in October this year. It was a shocking decision as it came out of nowhere and since then, there has been a lot of buzz around the next Indian captain post Virat Kohli
The former Indian captain and the legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar opined about his preference for the next Indian skipper. The Mumbaikar want KL Rahul to captain India in the white ball format post Virat Kohli. Here’s what he had to say about it
It’s a good thing that the BCCI is looking ahead. It’s important to think ahead, If India are looking to groom a new captain, then KL Rahul can be looked at
KL Rahul was a permanent member in the white ball circuit for so long now and with his unbelievable show in the tests in England this year, he has sealed the test spot as well there by becoming an all format player for India in the international arena.
“He has performed well. Even now in England, his batting was very good. He has been performing well in IPL and 50-overs cricket as well at the international stage. He can be made vice-captain,’ Gavaskar added
Virat Kohli has captained India in 3 ICC tournaments till now and all have resulted in knock-out defeats. It started with the champions trophy in 2017 where they lost to Pakistan in the final, followed by 2 consecutive defeats to NZ in the semi final of 2019 WC and in the final of WTC.
India were the favorites going into the games except for the final of WTC and yet they managed to the games to inferior sides when compared to them. Virat Kohli would want to step down from captaincy on a high in the T20Is by winning the trophy for India.