BCCI rubbishes reports suggesting Rohit Sharma will take over captaincy from Virat Kohli

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Sep 13, 7:58 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

The BCCI’s treasurer Arun Dhumal has rubbished reports suggesting that the board is thinking to implement the split captaincy method and that Virat Kohli will step down as the white-ball skipper after the conclusion of World T20 2021. 

"This is all rubbish. Nothing (as) such is happening. This is all what you guys (media) are talking about. BCCI has not met or discussed anything on this issue (split captaincy)," Dhumal told IANS. "Virat will remain as the captain (of all formats)."

According to a TOI report, a BCCI source has said that Kohli will make the announcement himself as he wants to focus on his batting but will continue as the Test captain. 

“Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world,” TOI quoted a BCCI source as saying.

“We realise spin-masters will be at work, giving their own twists to these developments. That’s the reason BCCI is planning this well in advance. In the end, Virat and Rohit are on the same page,” the sources added.

Kohli took the captaincy baton from MS Dhoni in limited-overs cricket back in 2017 after the World Cup-winning captain stepped down from the post himself. 

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