Virat Kohli should step down from his captaincy post

Virat kohli should step down from his captaincy post
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli should step down from his captaincy post?

ICC World cup 2019 was certainly one of the most fascinating ICC world cup tournaments in recent years. We couldn’t have asked for more from this highly-anticipated cricket tournament. And despite the host, England being tagged as the world cup "favorite" right from the start, no one expected the Indian cricket team to bow out in the semis at the hands of “ underdog” kiwis. Indian cricket team, which topped the group stages and were deemed favorites to win the trophy proved vulnerable whilst playing against a disciplined New Zealand bowling attack.

Although Virat Kohli did express his disappointment towards the WC debacle, there are many experts and critics in the Indian cricket fraternity, who wants him to resign from the Indian captaincy. While the decision still remains with the Indian selectors, let’s take a look at all the possibilities regarding the big question, “should Virat Kohli resign from Indian captaincy?”

1. Virat Kohli, the “unlucky” captain!

There’s no doubt about the fact that Virat Kohli is a world-class batsman, but it’s his captaincy which always stayed as a big point of argument. Looking at his captaincy record with his IPL team RCB, one can have a fair idea about his “bad luck” in this major role. Every year around, the RCB team management brings in the topmost players from around the world to their squad via the IPL auction. Still, they end up to the same fate with all the inconsistent cricket played on course of the IPL tournament.

Leave IPL, and look through Kohli’s performance in the last 3 semi-finals of the world cup. Even whilst being the best batsman in the world, his total runs tally doesn’t even touch the 50 runs mark.

Virat Kohl should resign as a captain
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

2. Rohit is a better option than Virat Kohli!

If we talk about the best replacement for Virat Kohli as an Indian captain, there’s no better choice than Rohit Sharma. Not only he won the golden bat award in the recently concluded world cup, but his captaincy record in the past is also worth paying attention to. He took his IPL team Mumbai Indians to the IPL glory 4 times two times out of the same, the winning margin was just one run. 

This simply tells us about the sheer luck and patience this Mumbai boy carries within his captaincy.
It’s not just about the IPL and he made Indian win the Asia cup 2018 when Kohli was rested for the same tournament. Also, he has been prolific with his bat recently and won the “Golden bat” award for being the top scorer in the recently concluded world cup.

3. Kohli must take responsibility for India’s world cup woes!

We all know how the great all-rounder Kapil dev made India win their maiden world cup trophy in the year 1983. Still, because of Indian cricket team’s exit in the 1987 world cup semis, he was sacked from his captaincy by the Indian selectors. Well, it can’t be quoted as “harsh” as the captain must be held accountable for a team’s performance, be it good or bad.

On similar grounds, Virat Kohli must take responsibility for India’s disappointing exit in the world cup semifinals. There’s no doubt about his exemplary batting skills and it’s the captaincy role, which needs a fresh face altogether.

4. Indian team losing to Australia at home under Kohli’s captaincy!

The Indian cricket team has always been deemed as ‘Immortal’ in their home conditions and their past record speaks best about the same. Still, most of the Indian fans were amused by their loss to the Australian team in both the ODIs and the T20s. Although the Indian team was riding high on the back of some scintillating victories in their recent overseas tour, their loss to Australia brought them to grounds.

This was certainly something which annoyed most of the fans and cricket experts in the country. When Kohli was been questioned on the same, he didn’t really have the right answers forward. This is where most of the fans missed MS dhoni and his captaincy from the 2011 world cup.

5. Kohli and his Inability to fill up the voids in the Indian squad!

Indian team entered the world cup 2019 with all the firepower and none could dispute their domination with names like Rohit, Dhawan, and Kohli in the top three slots. Still, the captain and team management didn’t give much thought to their middle-order which actually made them pay the price in the semifinals. Before the start of the tournament, Rayudu was been quoted as the ‘undisputed choice for the no.4 slot” but within a span of few weeks, he was dropped.

Virat Kohli experimented with few names like Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh pant, but none of them proved to be worth the bet. Right at the business end of the tournament, Indian team fell like nine pins against a formidable Kiwi bowling attack and once again, the dream of getting to the top, pushed forward for the next four years.

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