India have a new ODI captain, with Virat Kohli being sacked as skipper and Rohit Sharma being named as his replacement.

Virat Kohli has failed as a captain when it comes to winning ICC tournaments. Despite his impressive record in the bilateral series, he is still waiting for his first ICC trophy as a skipper. He had a chance in the recently concluded World Test Championship but his failure as a batsman and skipper of the team resulted in another disappointing result. New Zealand won the finale by 8 wickets in the end.

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim feels Kohli is under a lot of pressure and the upcoming T20 World Cup will be very crucial for his captaincy.

“The T20 World Cup that is going to be played later this year will be extremely crucial for Virat Kohli’s captaincy career. The pressure is piling on Virat and he knows that he hasn’t won an ICC trophy yet. So, his aim would be for India to win the T20 World Cup,” Karim told India News Sports.

“If India can lift the trophy, then I believe Kohli will have that breathing space. Maybe he can take stock of the situation then and decide how long he wants to captain the team. His name is coming up in the list of big captains but an ICC title is far from him,” added Karim.

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