According to Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli should have talked to BCCI and selectors before taking this step.
Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down from the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli has announced this by writing an emotional message on Twitter. On 16 September, Virat Kohli issued a statement via tweet, “I consider myself lucky to not only represent India but also to lead the Indian cricket team, who have supported me in my journey as captain. I thank Diya, players, support staff, selection committee, my coach and every Indian who prays for our victory.Also Read – Being MS Dhoni’s mentor will help the bowling unit a lot: Virender Sehwag
Virat Kohli further wrote, “I understand that workload is very important and it was with me for the last eight-nine months. Playing in all three formats and captaining for five-six consecutive years, I feel I have to give myself space to lead the team in Tests and ODIs. As the captain of T20, I gave everything to the team. I will continue to do so as a batsman in the future as well.” Also Read – Team India Head Coach: Mahela Jayawadene turned down Team India’s head coach’s offer
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 16, 2021
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According to former Indian team captain Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli should have talked to the BCCI and selectors before taking this step. Kapil, the captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, told ABP News, “It is a bit surprising to see cricketers taking their own decisions these days. I think a player should talk to the selectors and the board before taking such decisions. I feel a little weird because he is a great captain and player. Kohli is an important player and I wish him all the best.”
Kapil said that everyone should fully respect Kohli’s honesty. He also said that he failed to understand why Kohli did not consult the board.
Kapil Dev said, “I think we should respect Kohli’s honesty about his decision that he no longer wants to be the captain. Mahendra Singh Dhoni did the same. Though a board usually tells a player what to do but nowadays players take their own decisions, I fail to understand that.