Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down from the post of T20I captain of India after the upcoming World T20 Cup in UAE. However, he will still remain the captain of the Test and ODI team. Also, Kohli is likely to continue as RCB captain for further seasons.
The main reason behind this decision was to reduce his workload. The 32-year-old also said he wants to give himself space and enjoy the game. Many experts and fans of the cricket fraternity gave their opinion on this matter. Even Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma gave his opinion on this matter.
Rajkumar Sharma was asked whether the inability to win any ICC trophy prompted Kohli’s decision. Sharma refused to believe so and he said that Virat has done a phenomenal job as a captain.
“As far as not winning an ICC tournament is concerned, I don’t think it a big tag as if you see his records, he is one of the most successful captains and I am talking about all three formats. So you can’t judge a captain just on the basis of how many ICC trophies he has won. His record depicts what he has done for the country both as a captain and player,” Rajkumar told India News Sports.
Rajkumar Sharma also revealed that Virat may quit RCB captaincy in order to concentrate on other formats.
“As far as IPL is concerned, I think he might quit RCB captaincy at some time and continue playing for the franchise as a batsman. This will be better for him as well as he would be relieved and can concentrate more on ODI and Test cricket for Team India,” he said.
Virat Kohli’s record as captain in T20s
Virat’s record as Indian captain in T20Is has been phenomenal. Virat has won away series in Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and England. No other captain has achieved this feat. Speaking of his overall record, India has won 27 games in 45 T20Is under Virat’s captaincy.
However, Virat’s captaincy numbers in IPL is not as good as his international record. In 132 matches as RCB captain, Virat has Won 60 games and lost 65 games. His win/loss ratio is 0.92. Virat has not been able to lift the IPL trophy as captain or as a player in his 14 year long IPL career.