The Treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Arun Dhumal, responded to the media reports that came to light on Monday morning and claimed Rohit Sharma can replace Virat Kohli as captain in the limited-overs format after completing T20 World Cup 2021.
A report published in Times of India said Rohit could take over the responsibility of captaining a white ball as Kohli took a call to step down as Team India’s captain to draw more attention to his batting.
Virat himself will make the announcement. He believes he should concentrate on his batting and return to what he has always been – the best batsman in the world. ”
‘Virat is also the first to realize that his general responsibilities as captain in various formats take a toll on his batting. He needs that space and freshness because he has a lot more to offer. “If Rohit is taken over as captain of the white ball, Virat can continue to lead the pursuit of India’s red ball and work on its T20 and one-day batting work.” said sources.
However, Dhumal has shaken off such allegations, saying that nothing like this is happening as the Indian council at the highest level has not discussed anything on the issue of split captaincy. Dhumal confirmed that Kohli will remain the captain of all formats.
“It’s all rubbish. Nothing as such happens. That’s all you (media) are talking about. BCCI did not meet or discuss anything about this (split captaincy). Virat remains the captain (of all formats), ” Dhumal told IANS.
Kohli has so far led India in 95 ODIs and 45 T20I matches and has won 65 and 29 respectively. On the other hand, Rohit Team India led in 10 ODIs and 19 T20Is and registered 8 and 15 triumphs respectively.