Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has opined on Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as Test captain. According to him, the star batter want to make himself unsackable as a skipper.
The 33-year old player made the announcement a day after India lost the Test series in Cape Town. Manjrekar said that Kohli has quit a number of posts in a short duration of time.
“He has resigned from a lot of posts in a short span of time. First white-ball captaincy and then leadership role in the IPL. This was also unexpected but it is interesting to note that all these decisions have come quickly,” said Manjrekar.
“Virat wants to make himself unsackable as a captain. When he gets that vibe that his captaincy is in danger, he quits,” he added.
Sanjay also claimed that the changes within the BCCI and Ravi Shastri’s exit made him uncomfortable as a leader.
“The landscape has changed with Rahul Dravid coming in as a head coach and the regime change in the BCCI as well. He had a different relationship with Shastri. All these factors pushed him out of his comfort zone,” he said.