Virat Kohli is currently leading the Indian Cricket Team in all formats of the game. He is regarded as one of India’s greatest captains in Indian cricket history. However, he has received criticism for his captaincy on numerous occasions by fans and cricket pundits.
From the time he has taken over the reins from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli has not been able to win a single ICC trophy. Besides, he has not been able to win an IPL trophy, having led RCB for many years. Owing to this time and again, fans have called for a split-captaincy, making Rohit Sharma the skipper in white-ball cricket.
However, former India cricketer and former selector, Sarandeep Singh doesn’t believe in split-captaincy, especially when Virat Kohli is performing well in all forms of the game. He argued that not having an IPL title to his name doesn’t make him a bad captain. Sarandeep stressed that Virat should remain the all-format captain, while Rohit must lead the team in Virat’s absence.
“Spilt captaincy is needed when your captain is not performing but he (Kohli) is the only player to average more than 50 in all formats. If he isn’t performing in one format you can take the leadership pressure off him and give it to someone else,” Sarandeep told news agency PTI.
“Just because he has not won an IPL you can’t remove him from India captaincy. He is also the fittest player and captain. Rohit is there to lead the side in his absence but there is no reason to replace Virat,“ Sarandeep Singh added.
Virat Kohli would be eyeing his first IPL title ahead of the upcoming edition of IPL 2021. RCB reached the playoffs last year. The franchise would be hoping that they take the cup home this year.