Why Kohli Stepped Down from the T20I Captaincy?
Virat Kohli has announced that he is going to step down as the captain from the T20Is after the T20 World Cup wraps ups. He took to Instagram and wrote, “Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload from the past 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for the past 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket.”
However, there are a lot of things that are being said about Virat’s decision. Rumors suggest that things are not quite good on the Indian Cricket team front. According to reports, after the Indian team lost against New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC), Virat Kohli has been not at his best temper. There have been times when Kohli has lost control inside the dressing room.
One of the players even communicated about the same to BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah. Some of the players are not happy with Virat Kohli’s behavior and attitude while playing. A report said “Kohli is losing control. He has lost respect and some of the players are not liking his attitude. He is no more an inspirational leader and he doesn’t earn the player’s respect. Some of them have reached their limits when it comes to dealing with him.”
Kohli’s Aggressive Behavior Towards Coach
Recently, Kohli was practicing batting to gain some form ahead of the T20 World Cup. It will be his last assignment as a captain in the T20I format. Virat Kohli shot back at one of the coaches who tried to help him. According to the sources, when the coach gave Virat some suggestions on how he could improve his batting skills, he lashed out at him saying “Don’t Confuse Me”. Even though Kohli’s aggressive behavior is not unknown, it is not right to shout at your coach who is trying to help.
However, it is understandable that Virat Kohli is frustrated. Even after practicing hard in the tests, he was not able to execute his skills on the field. Nonetheless, it is not justified to show aggressive behavior towards anyone. Virat should understand that only batting would not help him achieve his desire of becoming the greatest batsman in the world. He should also work on his aggression and attitude and begin with a positive mindset.