Virat Kohli – The modern day great has been into the criticism over his decisions as the captain on the tour of Australia. After the losing the white-ball cricket (ODI) series by 2-1. Virat Kohli was having a complete rough tour of Australia so far and it was first time since 2008 Virat Kohli has unable to score ODI century in a year. Although team India has won the first T20l game by 11 runs but still there are questions over the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
From Ashish Nehra to Gautam Gambhir to Mohammed Kaif to recently joined this debate Virender Sehwag raises the questions over the captaincy of Virat Kohli. All these players are unhappy with the decisions taken by Virat Kohli for the random change of batting line-up of players to absurd rotating the bowlers. The trend has started who will be next captain to replace Virat Kohli in T20ls and ODIs? Having said, let us take a look at the four players what they have said about Virat Kohli.
When team India lost the second ODI game at Sydney by 51 runs. Ashish Nehra comes with strong about the captaincy of Virat Kohli after the match and he said
“Virat Kohli is being hasty in his decisions. In the previous game (first ODI) as well, after Kohli was dropped, it seemed like he is in a hurry. Kohli has chased 350 several times in his career, it is not a big deal for him. But it seemed like he was chasing 475, not 375”.
“I believe Kohli is an impulsive captain. He is making too many changes in his bowling. And this is an area that he needs to take care of.”
After the first T20l win Mohammed Kaif has criticised the captaincy decision of modern day cricket for playing without Sheryas Iyer. Kaif believed Virat Kohli don’t backed his best players compared to the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly I have been part of who has backed his every good player.
“When we used to play with Dada, it was not like this. In Dada’s time you knew that if he has picked one player, he will play him till the time he feels he will deliver. He backed the players a lot.”
“This is the sort of thinking of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri and the players are also understanding that. The players also know that they will get just two innings, this is the sort of team it is.”
“That is why Virat Kohli will have to think in the coming time to leave his legacy as a captain. Why we talk about Dada or why does Virender Sehwag talk about Dada? Because Dada has made that impact. Sourav Ganguly has backed us, he made a team.”
The current assistant coach of Delhi Capitals kaif has believed being a great captain means you have that impact of backed up your best players.
Gambhir and Mr consistent this is all-time favourite all-time clash since the 2011 world cup where one was very successful player while other new one into the team from the same state. When team India lost the ODI series Gautam Gambhir criticised the captaincy of Virat Kohli for being selective and baised towards the players while still being in T20 mode.
“I can’t understand the captaincy to be honest. We kept talking about how important is to take wickets upfront if we have to stop this kind of batting line-up and then you make your premier bowler bowl two overs. Normally, in a One Day game probably there are three spells of 4-3-3 overs. Or probably the maximum is four overs.”
“But if you stop your premier fast bowler just by bowling two overs upfront with the new ball, I can’t understand that kind of captaincy. It is not T20 cricket.”
Gautam Gambhir even criticised the captaincy when RCB has failed to qualify for the playoffs one more time in the 13th edition of cash-rich league.
The most flamboyant opener in the history of cricket has joined the debate with his views over the captaincy of Virat Kohli. After winning the first T20l game Virender Sehwag has said if Mr chaser is not consistent with his batting performance why can’t he change his batting order to allow other youngsters to bat up the order. Even playing Shreyas Iyer I don’t understand what’s this mindset of Virat Kohli.
“I will say one more thing, all the rules are applicable to everyone else other than Virat Kohli, no rule is applicable to him. Neither his batting order is changed nor is he left out or given a break when he is out of form. So, that is wrong.”
Virender Sehwag further added Virat Kohli should look into his past when he was struggling in 2014 and that time captain MS Dhoni has backed him up before he turned into best batsman of this era. So he has to look even at his choices to not make more mistakes.