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After the T20 World Cup, the discussion of Rohit Sharma becoming the captain of ODI and T20 has started. Current captain Virat Kohli can hand over the captaincy of the T20 and ODI team to Rohit Sharma to focus on batting. The Times of India has quoted BCCI sources as saying that after the World Cup, Kohli will leave the captaincy and focus on his batting.
According to the news, Kohli has spoken to the team management as well as Rohit regarding this. Kohli wants to focus on his batting. In such a situation, he will also follow in the footsteps of Dhoni. Dhoni also handed over the Test captaincy to Kohli to focus on batting. Now Kohli is going to do the same. He has decided to share the responsibility of captaincy with Rohit.
Impact on Kohli’s batting
Virat Kohli’s batting is being affected due to the pressure of captaincy in all three formats. Kohli scored his last century in Tests in November 2019. Kohli also feels there is a need to focus on improving his batting across formats. At the same time, between 2022 and 2023, Team India also has to play two World Cups (ODI and T20). In such a situation, it is important for him and also for Team India that he should focus on his batting. Kohli is also admitting that the responsibility of captaincy in all three formats is weighing heavily on his batting.
Mumbai Indians have won the title five times under Rohit’s captaincy
Mumbai Indians have won the title five times in the Indian Premier League under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. In such a situation, Rohit’s claim will be strong if Kohli leaves the captaincy. Rohit is also currently the vice-captain of the ODI team.