Ever since Virat Kohli-led India lost the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) to New Zealand by 8 wickets, debate on split captaincy has once again gathered momentum. Kohli’s performance in the summit clash at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton came under scrutiny as he failed to guide Team India to another major ICC title.
Following India’s loss in the WTC final, many Indian cricket fans called for a change in the captaincy.
However, former India cricketer Madan Lal feels that Kohli should continue as the captain of Team India because he is one of the finest players in international cricket at the moment. The 32-year-old has an exceptional batting record across formats.
Sharing his views on the split-captaincy debate, Lal said, “The kind of talent India has, we can make three teams. Amazing talent. We can never be short of talent. The player who is playing all the three formats, I feel he only should be the captain…Because I believe in India it is a bit different.
“I am not saying no to the change in the captaincy. But the person who is playing all three formats should lead the side at the moment,” the 70-year-old told Times Now.
Following the conclusion of the WTC final, Kohli & Co. are currently enjoying their 20-day break from bio-bubble life. They will next face England in the five-match Test series, starting from August 4.