- Statement by Monty Panesar on Virat Kohli
- ‘He could have left the captaincy after T20 WC’
Today is the birthday of the captain of the India team, Virat Kohli. In today’s T20 World Cup, India has a match with Scotland, the Indian team needs to win to reach the semi-finals. Virat Kohli will leave the captaincy of this format after this tournament. But many former cricketers feel that Kohli made a big mistake announcing it before the World Cup.
In an interview with the Times of India, former England cricketer Monty Panesar said it was a big mistake to announce his resignation before the T20 World Cup. Monty said he does not want to blame Virat Kohli, but there are many players in the team who can become captain soon. Faced with such a situation, Virat Kohli separated the atmosphere by announcing that he would leave the captaincy before the tournament.
Monty Panesar said that if Virat Kohli had said this only after the tournament, then perhaps the situation would have been different. The former cricketer even said that players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul are the ones who can become captain, in such a situation the focus would have been more on the captaincy than the game. In such a situation, Virat Kohli should have waited a bit and should have said this after the tournament is over.
Let us tell you that under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the India team does not have a chance to win any major ICC events. Virat Kohli announced that he would be leaving the captaincy of the T20 format, but it is believed that the captaincy of the ODI team may also be lost from his hands.
BCCI has recently appointed new coach Rahul Dravid so now a new team can be considered. In this T20 World Cup too, India had lost the first two matches, only then is it possible to be out of the tournament today.