Rajkumar Sharma, the childhood coach of India captain Virat Kohli, believes that the 32-year-old will hope to reach a climax by winning the upcoming T20 World Cup. Kohli announced that he will resign as the captain of T20Is in order to maintain his workload.
There is speculation that the talisman batter will completely abandon the white team captain. However, Kohli confirmed on social media that it will only be in T20I format. Rajkumar Sharma had a conversation with ANI about his student’s decision.
“The new captain will bring new ideas and new strategies, so it will be interesting to see who is appointed as the captain. Just like Dhoni did, Virat is willing to play the same role and help the new captain. He will be more determined and focused on winning the T20 World Cup because he wants to leave India’s T20I captain position,” He said.
“Being captain in three forms really puts players under pressure” – Rajkumar Sharma
Rajkumar went on to say that Virat Kohli made the right decision. The Indian captain is a loyal supporter of Test Cricket. Therefore, he wants to continue to lead the party with the longest format.
“This is a deliberate decision, and he has discussed this issue with me. The three forms of captain did put pressure on the players, so he decided to resign as the captain of the T20I.“
“We are discussing it because this is a big issue, and I am pretty sure about it. Virat likes the test mode, he hopes to lead India in the test mode and ODI for a longer time, so he decided to resign as the captain of the T20I to reduce the pressure.“Raj Kumar added further.
The new captain has not yet been determined.Captain Bombay Indians Rohit Sharma May be one of the potential candidates. However, it will be interesting to see if management decides to hand over the role of captain to a 34-year-old.