New Delhi: After a report surfaced on Monday that the BCCI is planning to replace Virat Kohli as the captain of the ODI and T20Is and give Rohit Sharma, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said that Kohli will continue till then. . As long as India continues to perform well on the field, he will remain the captain. Jay Shah said, “As long as a team is performing at the crease, there is no question of changing the captaincy.
It should be noted that while Kohli has a stellar record across all formats as a captain, he has so far failed to win a major ICC trophy as a captain. Kohli-led Team India came very close to winning the ICC World Test Championship where the team lost to New Zealand. India last won an ICC trophy in 2013, when MS Dhoni led the Men in Blue in the Champions Trophy.
Notably, Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in 2020, has been appointed as a mentor for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. It seems that BCCI wants to use Dhoni’s rich experience for the benefit of Team India.
During the T20 World Cup, the announcement of Dhoni joining Team India as a mentor was made by Jay Shah last week.
The BCCI secretary had said, “He (Dhoni) was fine with my decision and only agreed to mentor Team India for the T20 World Cup. I am happy that MS (Dhoni) has accepted the BCCI’s offer.” and is keen to contribute to the national team. Once again MS will work closely with Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India.
Jay Shah also said that both Kohli and India head coach Ravi Shastri were informed before Dhoni was appointed as a mentor. “I spoke to the captain and vice-captain as well as Ravi Shastri. Only then has the matter reached this conclusion.”