Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal backs Virat Kohli to captain India in all three formats while rejecting the idea of split captaincy. Social media was flooded with fans requesting the removal of Virat Kohli from the captaincy after India failed to win the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand.
This wasn’t the first time that India failed to win in the knockout matches of the ICC tournaments. Earlier, India lost the final of Champions Trophy 2017 against Pakistan and the semifinal of World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. Both those losses saw fans urging the removal of Kohli from the captaincy.
It was the 38th anniversary of India’s 1983 World Cup triumph on June 25. During an event held on this occasion, Madan Lal gave his thoughts on the idea of split captaincy.
“The kind of talent India has, we can make three teams. Amazing talent. We can never be short of talent. The player who is playing all the three formats, I feel he only should be the captain…Because I believe in India it is a bit different. But aane wala time, maybe…I am not saying no…At the moment, the person who is playing all three formats should lead the side,” he said.
Team India played some amazing cricket throughout the cycle of the World Test Championship and won five out of the six Test series they played. In the process, they defeated Australia on their home turf in a historic series win. New Zealand were the only opponent whom India failed to defeat.
They were again in front of India in the final hurdle. Both teams fought toe-to-toe but it was New Zealand’s red-letter day to etch their name in golden letters as the inaugural champions of the WTC.