Will Virat Kohli also resign from the ODI captaincy?

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Virat Kohli could give up the captaincy in other formats to focus on his hitting: Shastri

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes Virat Kohli may step down from the captaincy in other formats after T20 Internationals to deal with pressure related to Kovid-19. Shastri’s stint with the team came to an end with India’s early departure from the ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. When asked about Kohli’s captaincy, Shastri said it “can remove leadership responsibility from other formats to better manage the workload.”

He said: “India has been at the top of the table in test cricket for the past five years under his captaincy. He would not want to leave unless he is feeling mentally drained. However, he is looking to focus on hitting in the near future. You can leave the captaincy for

He said: “It won’t happen right away, but it can happen. It can also happen with cue ball cricket (in limited overs format). You can say that you now want to focus only on the test captaincy.”

Describing Kohli as the fittest cricketer, Shastri said: “Many successful players have resigned from the captaincy to focus on their hitting. He definitely has a hunger to do well in the game, he is more than anyone else on the team.” . It is in shape. . No doubt about that. When you are physically fit, you get old in the game. In terms of captaincy, it will be his decision, but I see him saying no to cue ball cricket. But he should keep playing red ball cricket. because he’s been the best Test cricket ambassador. “

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Shastri anticipates that in addition to Kohli, many other players can take a long break to deal with bio-bubble fatigue. He stressed the need for different captains for different formats in the Kovid-19 times. “It is important to have different captains at times like these because it will reduce the pressure on the player. I think a lot of players want to take breaks. You will have to take time off from the game from time to time.” he said.

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When asked about the accusation by the captain of India, World Cup winner Kapil Dev, that the players prioritize the IPL over the country, Shastri said: “After the postponement of the IPL in April, they (BCCI) had no choice, I. I don’t think it will happen again As far as Kapil is concerned, he is right about the IPL schedule as it increases the fatigue of the players.


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