Virat Kohli likely to quit RCB captaincy to focus on other formats – Childhood coach

Virat Kohli surprised everyone when he announced that he will step down as T20I captain after the T20 World Cup in the UAE. The 32-year old said he wants to give himself space and enjoy the game.

His childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has spoken on Virat’s decision. On being asked whether the inability of winning the ICC tournament is behind Virat’s latest call, Rajkumar said it is not the case as he has done a good job as a captain.

“As far as not winning an ICC tournament is concerned, I don’t think it a big tag as if you see his records, he is one of the most successful captains and I am talking about all three formats. So you can’t judge a captain just on the basis of how many ICC trophies he has won. His record depicts what he has done for the country both as a captain and player,” Rajkumar told India News Sports.

He further added that Kohli might quit Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captaincy as well.

“As far as IPL is concerned, I think he might quit RCB captaincy at some time and continue playing for the franchise as a batsman. This will be better for him as well as he would be relieved and can concentrate more on ODI and Test cricket for Team India,” he added.