Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag said Virat Kohli leads from the front and he should continue captaincy the team in the ODIs and T20Is. Notably, Kohli’s tenure as Indian T20I captain ended after India’s early exit from the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. In their last game, India registered a nine-wicket victory over Namibia in their last group clash.
Kohli’s future as ODI captain will be discussed when the BCCI leadership and the national selectors meet in the next couple of days. The possibility of Kohli losing his ODI captaincy is strong.
Reacting to a fan’s question of whether Virat Kohli should continue as skipper in other formats or not, Virender Sehwag said, “This is Virat’s decision but I don’t think he should leave the rest of the two format’s captaincy. If he wants to play just as a player, it is his decision. I feel under his captaincy, India is playing good and his record as a captain is brilliant.”
He further added, “He is a good player, an aggressive captain, and leads from the front. I reiterate that leaving or not leaving the captaincy in ODIs and Tests should be his personal decision.”
Virender Sehwag also said that the Indian team should introspect on their poor outings in ICC tournaments. India last won an ICC trophy in 2013.
Elaborating the same, Virender Sehwag said, “I know we should support the team during bad times but it’s been a long time we haven’t won any major ICC tournament. India should definitely introspect on it. Winning bilateral series is one thing but people only remember you if you win world tournaments consistently.”
India men’s cricket team will next clash with New Zealand on November 17 in a three-match T20I series