After the completion of Shastri’s tenure, Virat is now the captain of the team in only one format.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri Virat KohliHe expressed his support for India’s decision to step down from the T20 International captaincy. The duo of Shastri and Kohli did a great job for Team India. However, Virat has now been stripped of the captaincy of India’s ODI team. Ahead of the tour of South Africa, Rohit Sharma has been named the new ODI captain of Team India. Now Virat Kohli has only the captaincy of the Test team.
On the decision to remove Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy, Shastri said, “It is easy to find fault with the results, but what this Indian star has achieved during his tenure is a matter of pride.”
In an interview with The Week, Shastri said, “At the end of the day, he is a good captain. People will always decide your outcome based on how many runs you have scored. It is well developed. He has matured as a player. Becoming the captain of the Indian team is not easy. He should be proud of what he has achieved. I remember Sunny (Sunil Gavaskar) quit the captaincy to focus on his batting. Sachin Tendulkar did the same. We all know how dedicated Virat Kohli is to Test cricket. He gives his all to make the team successful. ”
When Rohit Sharma got the ODI captaincy, Shastri said, “Rohit Sharma always does what is best for the team. He takes full advantage of every player on the team. Rohit and Virat Kohli are great players both in ODIs and Tests. The team has the best fast bowling attack, beating Australia at home. ”
Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri had a very good relationship. Ravi Shastri was appointed as the coach after Kohli’s defeat in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and both the players appreciate each other very much. However, after the completion of Ravi Shastri’s tenure, Virat Kohli is now the captain of the team in only one format.