Virat Kohli should give up captaincy in all formats of the game – Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi feels Indian captain Virat Kohli should step down from captaincy in ODIs and Test cricket as well to perform better as a batter.

Speaking on the Samaa television, he said that the decision to appoint Rohit Sharma as India’s new T20 captain was a good one. This happed after Virat Kohli left the captaincy following the end of India’s campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup.

“I think he has been a wonderful force for Indian cricket but I think it would be best if he decided to retire as captain in all formats now,” Afridi said. “I have played with Rohit for a year and he is an outstanding player with a top mentality. His biggest asset is he can stay relaxed where required and show aggression when it is needed the most,” he added.

On Virat’s decision to leave captain in the shortest format of the game, Afridi felt that Kohli should step down from his post in all the formats and focus on his batting.

“…I think Virat should step down as captain and just enjoy his remaining cricket which I think aplenty. He is a top batsman and he can play freely without any other pressures on his mind. He will enjoy his cricket,” Afridi said.