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Reports – Virat Kohli may have to give up ODI captaincy if India fail to reach 20-20 WC semis

By BetBarter Staff

November 2, 2021

Nothing has gone right for team India in the 20-20 World Cup so far as they have lost two back to back matches. The consecutive losses have put India's campaign in jeopardy as their chances of making it to the semifinals have taken a massive dip. If reports are to be believed then BCCI is not happy with the team's performance, especially Virat Kohli's who's failed as a batter and skipper, and may ask him to quit ODI captaincy as well. Earlier, Kohli had announced his decision to step down as T20I skipper post the 20-20 World Cup.

“The board is unhappy. And there is a serious doubt over his (Virat) ODI captaincy now as well. But three games still left, and if India, by any chance, manages to qualify and fight back in the tournament then the scenario could change. But, right now, if you ask me or anybody, Virat is doubtful as ODI captain,” a source said, according to Cricket Next.

Meanwhile, post Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is likely to take over as India T20I captain. When asked if Rohit will be given the ODI leadership as well in case if Virat is asked to vacate the post, the source said it’s too early to predict the same. He said that the new coach, most likely Rahul Dravid, might have a say in who becomes the next India captain.

“It is too early to name anybody, let the T20 World Cup get over. Rahul Dravid may also join the team as head coach soon. He will be discussed as well. Rohit or anybody else, or Virat continues, everything will be done afterwards. There are chances that India get one captain for T20 and ODI formats and one (Virat) for Tests,” he added.

Kohli has been very unlucky with global events. While he has led teams to the knockouts of every world tournament he has captained India, the team could not grab their hands on the title.