One of the best batsmen in the limited-overs format, Rohit Sharma could become the white ball skipper after World T20 to be played in October- November.
Virat Kohli has been a revelation in captaincy for the Indian team in Test matches. He has led India to a famous series win in Australia in 2018 and helped register two wins in Lords and Oval in the recently concluded Test series on English soil.
Kohli led to the finals of the inuragul ICC World Test Championship losing to New Zealand. He would be looking to provide one more historic series win on foreign soil as they will be taking on South Africa in December this year.
“Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world,” TOI quoted sources as saying.
“Captaincy in 3 formats affecting Virat’s batting. We realise spin-masters will be at work, giving their own twists to these developments. That’s the reason BCCI is planning this well in advance. In the end, Virat and Rohit are on the same page,” sources were quoted as saying by TOI.
Virat Kohli is India’s one of the successful captains in Test matches with 38 wins. He is currently the skipper of Men in Blue in all three formats.
BCCI board treasurer Arun Dhumal said that Virat Kohli has not spoken about stepping down from captaincy in limited overs format. Kohli led India in the finals of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 losing to arch-rivals Pakistan by a massive margin.
After a successful league stage, a poor batting performance led India in being knocked out of the 2019 ICC World Cup losing to New Zealand. Despite restricting Kiwis to a modest total, Indian batting order failed to deliver.
Despite MS Dhoni and Jadeja, Indian team fell short of the target. Kohli has been under scanner with his selections in big matches.
Kohli would be looking to set things as he is eager to win his maiden ICC title. He will leading Indian team in ICC World T20 2021 to be played in UAE.