BCCI denies claims of Kohli giving up captaincy, confirmed to continue as captain across all formats

Arun Dhumal, the BCCI treasurer, has refuted rumours that Virat Kohli will step down as limited-overs captain after the T20 World Cup, calling them a “media fabrication.” Earlier speculations claimed that Kohli might hand over the captaincy to Rohit Sharma so he could concentrate on his batting. “This is just nonsense. Nothing of the sort will occur. It’s all created by the media. On this topic, the BCCI has not met or discussed anything”,Arun Dhumal stated.

Kohli has led Team India to the top of the ICC Test rankings for the past five years, and he is the fourth most successful captain in the format (after Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting, and Steve Waugh), having won 38 of the 65 Tests he has commanded. Under Kohli, India has won 27 of their 45 T20Is and 65 of their 95 ODIs in limited-overs cricket.

Kohli has yet to win an ICC competition, with India’s most recent triumph stretching back to the 2013 Champions Trophy, which was won by MS Dhoni. The team has since lost the 2014 T20 World Cup final to Sri Lanka, the 2016 T20 World Cup semi-final to West Indies, the 2017 Champions Trophy final to Pakistan, the 2015 and 2019 ODI World Cup semi-finals to Australia and New Zealand, respectively, and the WTC final in 2021. The 2021 T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, which begins on October 24, will be India’s next ICC tournament.

After the fifth India versus England Test match in Manchester was cancelled owing to Covid-19 worries in the Indian camp, India skipper Virat Kohli spoke out for the first time. After the series-decider against England was cancelled, Kohli and the other Indian cricketers travelled to Dubai and Abu Dhabi early to join their respective IPL teams.

“It’s unfortunate that we had to arrive early, but things are really unpredictable now that COVID is in place. Anything can happen at any time, so be prepared, “Kohli remarked on the RCB Digital Media Platforms as part of the ‘RCB Bold Diaries’ series. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep a good, strong, and secure environment while still having a successful IPL. It’ll be an exciting and crucial period for us at RCB, as well as for the Indian squad at the T20 World Cup,” he remarked.