There were reports that Indian cricketer and team captain Virat Kohli is likely to step down as skipper of the limited-overs format after the ICC T20 World Cup. Also, reports came saying that, Rohith Sharma could lead the team with his captaincy if the team fails to win the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
The report was a talk then and BCCi has responded to this saying that Virat Kohli will continue to captain the team in all formats. BCCI’s treasurer Arun Dhumal told that the board hasn’t discussed split captaincy and that Kohli will continue to lead the side. Kohli was named as the Test captain in 2014 and took over the charge in white-ball cricket in 2017.
BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah has also reacted to the rumors and said “It is rubbish and there is no such proposal and the team is led by Virat and we are backing him.”
Kohli was named as the Test captain in 2014 and took over the charge in white-ball cricket in 2017. He has captained India in 45 T20 Internationals and 95 ODIs. Thus he could lead the team to 27 wins in the shortest format and 65 in ODIs.
On the other, Rohith Sharma has been assisting Kohli in white-ball cricket since 2017. Mumbai Indians have won 5 IPL trophies under and won the champions league title under him. He has also led the Men in Blue to title victories in Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy. Rohit has also served as the vice-captain of the Test team once.