After losing the first test match at Adelaide under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, many speculations were made for his captain role to be continued further or not. But unfortunately, Virat kohli was the only part of first test match and was on the paternal leave after and with the capatincy of Ajinkya Rahane team India won the test series by 2-1 to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy successfully.
But losing the another test match in the on-going test series which not equals the tally of 4 consecutive test loss for Virat kohli but has triggers the emotions of many greats of the game who have now come to criticised the captaincy of Virat Kohli for many reasons.
In the interaction with times of India, the former England spinner Monty Panesar believes,
“If he loses this Test series, they’ll probably change the captain. This is a big series for Kohli to win and if he’s not able to do that, I think it would be the end of his captaincy. It is time when Virat just probably should focus on his batting. If this Test series is not won by India, then Rahane should take over the captaincy (in Test cricket) from Virat,” Panesar told TOI.
Monty Panesar further added, if any chance team India losses the on-going test series, Virat kohli will be having tough times to retain his captaincy,
“Virat will be under pressure. This is an important series for him. If he loses the second Test, I think he should give up his captaincy. Because India will be down 2-0 in the series, and they should change the captain. Virat desperately needs a win or a draw. If he doesn’t, it could be his last match as captain,” the former England spinner told the website.
While earlier after losing the test match against England, in the interaction with Daily Mail, the former England player Nasser Hussain has said,
“In general, Root has been exceptional. It is India skipper Kohli who has been caught between two stools… I am not a massive fan of him as a tactician, because he tends to follow the ball and be a bit behind play at times, rather than dictating it. But as he and Root know, for all the analysis of actions and decisions, it is results that you are judged on,” said Nasser Hussain.