From current to former cricketers, Virat Kohli is facing the heat of almost everyone after India’s dismissal show in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. The Men in Blue were the clear favourites but after two consecutive defeats, they are almost out of the semi-finals race.
Virat had earlier announced that he would step from his captaincy post in T20Is after the World Cup in the UAE. After losing to Pakistan and New Zealand, Virat will be hoping to see a better performance from his players in the remaining matches with Namibia, Scotland and Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has launched a brutal attack on the captaincy skills of Virat.
“Virat Kohli has been an unsuccessful captain. He made the wrong team selections for the WTC final. Until he was there in Australia, India lost and then Ajinkya Rahane became the captain and led his team to a win. No doubt Virat Kohli is a big player but I have never seen captaincy potential in him. He has a lot of aggression but the decision-making ability as a captain is missing in him,” the ex-Pakistan spinner said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
Kaneria added head coach Ravi Shastri has already disappeared from the scene.
“Another reason is Ravi Shastri who has just disappeared. It seems as though he feels ‘My time is up, the World Cup is the last in my tenure. I won’t be there post this. So whatever happens let it happen’ and he too has stepped aside. I won’t blame MS Dhoni too much since he has just come into the side. Yet, he was part of the management and cricket involves all the 11 players as well as the management. So everybody is responsible. It’s not an individual sport but a team sport so the entire team is responsible”, added Kaneria.