New Delhi. Veteran batsman Virat Kohli has decided to leave the captaincy of India’s T20 team after the T20 World Cup. Ever since he announced it on social media, there has been continuous news about him. Some cricket experts believe that his ODI captaincy is also in danger at the moment and a decision will be taken if India does not win the T20 World Cup. Apart from this, some people also believe that Kohli should give up the limited overs captaincy completely. It has been claimed in a report that Virat did not give up the ODI captaincy because he saw a threat to his brand value.
If the report of ‘The Telegraph India’ is to be believed, the 32-year-old wants to continue the captaincy of the ODI team because completely stepping away from white-ball cricket captaincy will affect his brand value. However, some market experts have ruled out such possibilities. He believes that the brand value of great batsman Sachin Tendulkar has never been affected. He is the brand ambassador of many big companies even after retirement.
Navroz D Dhondi, Founder and Managing Director, Creatize Communications said, “This has never happened with Sachin Tendulkar, his support has never waned. And the same applies to Virat Kohli when he stepped down as captain. Even if he gives up the ODI captaincy, it is not going to affect much.
Meanwhile, BCCI is keeping silence on the whole matter and no comment has been made on this matter. Both BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah have thanked and praised Virat Kohli for his tremendous contribution as a captain in the shortest format. The interesting thing is that neither of them spoke anything about ODI and Test captaincy.
Apart from this, the Indian board has not yet announced the next T20 captain in place of Kohli. Five-time IPL winner Rohit Sharma remains everyone’s choice as the captain of the T20 team but nothing has been said officially yet. Apart from this, opener KL Rahul and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant are also such players who are considered to be ahead in the race for the captaincy of the T20 team. Not only this, pacer Jasprit Bumrah is also being counted in this race.
Virat will now be seen taking over the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. His team won 5 out of 7 matches in the first leg of the 14th season of IPL and is at number three in the points table. He has 10 points. Virat will try to make the team IPL champion for the first time under his captaincy. The second phase of the season will start from September 19.
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