According to reports, Virat Kohli is eager to focus on his batting and Test captaincy. Virat Kohli is likely to step down from his role as captain for limited-overs cricket and hand over the reins to Rohit Sharma. Kohli has established himself as one of the best cricketers of all time.
Rohit may take over the captaincy at least in T20Is, considering his record as a stand-in captain and his success with Mumbai Indians in the IPL. In contrast, Kohli might be more inclined to concentrate on his batting after the UAE hosts the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
“Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world,” The Times of India quoted sources as saying.
With 65 wins and 27 losses, Kohli has a winning percentage of 70.43 in 95 ODIs so far. With him as captain, India has won 27 T20Is and lost 14.
In ODIs, Rohit has led India to eight victories and two losses. He has captained them 19 times in T20Is, and they have won 15 and lost 4.
Kohli has been criticized for failing to win a major ICC trophy since taking over as captain. India lost the final of the World Test Championship in June, further fueling the talks.
Despite this, the TOI reports that Kohli, Rohit and the India team management met in the past few months to discuss the change of guard, at least in white-ball cricket.