According to sources, Team India top coach Ravi Shastri advised Virat Kohli to retire from white ball leadership, which covers ODIs, and focus on his batting while continuing to lead the country in Test cricket.

India Ahead stated the idea wasn’t meant to degrade Kohli, but rather to encourage him to remain as one of the best batsmen in the world. Kohli, on the other hand, chose merely to step down as T20 captain, ignoring Shastri’s advice to also step down as ODI captain.

“After India won the Australian series without their normal captain, speculation over Kohli’s captaincy began. It also suggests that if things don’t go as planned, Kohli may have to relinquish his ODI captaincy before 2023.”

“About six months ago, Shastri spoke with Kohli. Kohli, on the other hand, did not listen to Shastri. He still wants to captain India in ODIs, which is why he just agreed to relinquish the T20 captaincy recently. Even the board was debating how Kohli could be used as a batsman more effectively. That is because he still has a lot of potential as a player,” a BCCI official explained.

Virat Kohli’s captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) could be dismissed midway through the Indian Premier League’s UAE leg, according to a former India batsman. And the reason appears to be clear after watching RCB, particularly Virat Kohli, capitulate to the Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

RCB made a humiliating comeback to the IPL when they were bowled out for 92 by KKR in their first phase-2 match. The RCB scored their sixth-lowest total in the IPL, losing by nine wickets to the Eoin Morgan-led KKR.