Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli has been axed from the ODI captaincy a couple of nights ago and the responsibilities are shifted on the arms of Rohit Sharma. Now, Rohit Sharma has become the white ball captain of India while Kohli will remain the red ball captain. Kohli was not interested in giving up the ODI captaincy but BCCI had to take the decision due to Kohli’s recent poor record with the bat and failure in the ICC tournaments. Now, it has to be seen how the Indian team will transform in the post-Kohli era.
Though he is sacked as a skipper, Kohli will continue to be in the team because he is one of the best batters in world cricket right now. But will the dressing room equation be the same now? There are speculations about the team getting divided into Kohli group and Rohit group. If that happens, there will be a rise of internal conflicts in the team which will eventually affect the match results.
There is a huge task on the shoulders of new coach Rahul Dravid to make sure the harmony in the dressing room remains intact even after the exit of Kohli as a captain. The team should be following the captain’s instructions, no matter what.
It is also the time for Kohli to relax his mind and focus only on his game. Without captaincy burden, Kohli can remain free on the crease and regain his lost form. Fans are hoping that he leaves captaincy politics aside and continues to knock bowlers out of the park in the stadium.