Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal is of the opinion that Virat Kohli was under no pressure to step down from the role of captaincy in T20 cricket. He rather attributed his decision to his intense workload. While speaking to ANI, Madan Lal observed that Virat Kohli plays all three formats and is also the skipper IPL franchise team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
“There was no such pressure on him and I appreciate his decision. Today cricketers are playing all three formats of the game and Kohli is also captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and seeing the workload he is currently at the peak of his career which is good for himself and the team,” said Madan Lal.
Madan Lal further stressed the fact that Kohli didn’t quit the captaincy. He rather took India to great heights and made them the number one side in Test Cricket. The former Indian cricketer believes that Kohli’s workload management is the major reason behind Kohli’s decision of stepping down from the captaincy in T20 format.
Kohli has not quit the captaincy as he has built a team and taken the Indian team to the number one Test ranking team so it’s not about quitting. It’s all about workload and there is pressure on everyone and you have to deal with that.
Madan Lal also expressed happiness over having Rohit Sharma as another leader in the team. The 70-year old also said that Rohit Sharma will also get benefit from Virat Kohli’s input going ahead on the upcoming tours.
“We are lucky we have another captain coming in and we are grooming them and the captain also learns from grooming and Kohli has not left T20 and Rohit will benefit from the output Kohli gives him.”