The former chief selector of the Indian men’s national cricket team, MSK Prasad, has recently given his view on the split captaincy of the national team.
The present Indian captain Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the best captains. After he has taken charge of this team, the Indian team has mostly performed very well. Under his captaincy, India not only returned to the no.1 position in the Test team rankings, but they are also currently holding the same position for the 41st straight month. Captain Kohli also guided the national team to win their first-ever ODI bilateral series in South Africa, Test and ODI bilateral series in Australia.
However, Kohli’s success rate in the multi-team tournament is not much incredible yet. Though Kohli-led Indian team has always performed consistently in the tournaments, they haven’t won an international tournament yet.
Apart from a great leader, Kohli is also a top-class batsman. He has maintained the consistency for a long time which is the result of his presence in the list of most top international records in batting. However, some experts believe that Kohli is under pressure due to maintaining the captaincy in all the three formats in international cricket. They feel that the split captaincy will be a better option, especially when Rohit Sharma is in the team.
Rohit-led Mumbai Indians (MI) have won five trophies (four IPLs and one Champions League T20) till the date. Moreover, under his captaincy, India have also won two multi-nation tournaments (Nidahas Trophy 2018 and ACC Asia Cup 2018). At present, he is the limited-overs vice-captain of the Indian team.
MSK Prasad has faith in Virat Kohli’s captaincy
However, MSK Prasad is confident enough on the present Indian captain Virat Kohli. While Kohli is currently struggling with the bat, Prasad doesn’t feel it is the reason for his captaincy. Prasad believes that Kohli’s strategy is working well for the team in every format.
The former chief selector has recently told India News, “His performances haven’t dropped because of captaincy. And when our captain is number 1 batsman in all formats……what’s the problem? He has been coming up world-class performances across formats. His strategy is working well in all formats.”
Indian team is currently focusing on winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.