Image Source : Getty Virat Kohli
WTC Final: The final match of the World Test Championship is to be played between India and Australia on June 7 this year. India is going to be a part of this tournament for the second time in a row. Team India was announced for this mega tournament on 25th April. Some players have returned in this team. While Rohit Sharma is the captain of the team. The last time Team India qualified for the World Test Championship, Virat Kohli was the captain of the team, where India had to face defeat. But now the former coach of Team India has said one thing while making a big disclosure.
Said this on Virat
Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Virat Kohli should be handed over the captaincy in big matches like the World Test Championship final if skipper Rohit Sharma is not available for any reason. Shastri further said that the Indian team management should have asked Kohli to captain the team in the postponed last Test of the tour of England last year as Rohit was not available for that match.
what did shastri say
Shastri told ESPN Cricinfo that for such a big match, I would like Rohit to be fit because he is the captain. But if he is unable to play due to any reason, then the Indian team should think in that direction. He was asked whether Kohli should captain the team if Rohit is not playing. Shastri said the same should have been done for the fifth Test against England. He further said that when Rohit was injured, I thought Virat would be the captain. If I were the coach, I would suggest the same. I am sure Rahul (Dravid) would have given the same. I haven’t talked to him. Under Virat’s captaincy, India took a 2-1 lead in the series against England.
Captaining in IPL
Kohli is also currently captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL due to injury to Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis is playing as an impact player. Shastri said on this that he is enjoying his game to the fullest. Last year when we were talking whether he needed a break or not. He had the weight of the whole world on his shoulders but now that energy, joy and enthusiasm is back again which is good to see.
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