Virat Kohli Is A Successful Skipper Across Formats: Sanjay Manjrekar Rejects Claims Of Split Captaincy

Virat Kohli Is A Successful Skipper Across Formats: Sanjay Manjrekar Rejects Claims Of Split Captaincy

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

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Veteran Indian commentator and cricket analyst, Sanjay Manjrekar has heaped praise on Virat Kohli’s captaincy and said that team India should not adopt split captaincy. There has been a lot of talk going on in the media that suggest team India opting for a split captaincy pattern between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

Team India’s recent failures in ICC events have added fuel to the fire as many people are now opposing Virat Kohli’s leadership skills in major tournaments. Keeping in view, the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, a lot of people have now voiced the opinion of handing over the T20 captaincy to Rohit Sharma.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, Naseem Shah
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Now, Sanjay Manjrekar has opened up on the entire issue and said that team India does not need split captaincy and Virat Kohli is the perfect skipper.

Sanjay Manjrekar Heaps Praise On Virat Kohli

In the latest video uploaded on his official Youtube channel, Manjrekar answered some of the questions posted by his Twitter followers.

On being asked whether split captaincy is something that India needs, Manjrekar said, “Now, my theory of split captaincy is that you don’t go looking to have split captaincy. “So if you are fortunate to have a captain, who is good in all three formats and still a good captain, then you don’t need split captaincy,” he said.

Sanjay Manjrekar On How Players Should Deal With Commentators
Sanjay Manjrekar. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“At the moment, you have Virat Kohli, who is excellent in all three formats, so there is no need for India to look at split captaincy. There might come a time in the future, who knows India might start looking for split captaincy,” he further explained.

Virat Kohli Has Had An Impressive Run As The Skipper Of India

Virat Kohli has been an impressive skipper, especially in Test cricket for team India. Virat has led the Men in Blue in 55 Test matches out of which the team has won 33 games and lost 12 games. 10 games have ended in a draw, and he has a win percentage of 60 in the most extended format of the game.

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Virat Kohli shares his condolences to the families of the martyrs. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Kohli has also led India in 89 ODIs so far out of which the team has gone on to win 62 matches and lost only 24 games. One game has tied during Virat’s reign, and two ended in no result. Virat Kohli has a win percentage of 71.83 as India have emerged as one of the strongest ODI teams in world cricket.

In the T20Is, Kohli has led team India in 37 games so far wherein they have won 22 games and lost 11 matches. Two games have ended in a tie, and two games have ended in No Result. Kohli has a win percentage of 65.71 in T20Is.

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