Kapil rejected the idea of ​​two captains


New Delhi, 21 November (Sunmarg) India’s first World Cup winning captain and legend all-rounder captain Kapil Dev has dismissed the idea of ​​Team India’s sharing of Test and limited overs captaincy saying that Indian culture is not of two captains. And if Virat Kohli is doing well in T20, then he should be allowed to continue as captain.
Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians became the winner in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates. This was the team’s fifth IPL title and has won all the titles under Rohit. At the same time, Virat’s team Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.
For the eighth consecutive year under Virat’s captaincy, the Bangalore team did not reach the title, after which several cricketers including former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir had said that India’s T20 captaincy should be handed over to Rohit in place of Virat.
Kapil, captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, said on the second day of the Hindustan Times virtual summit, “I see my culture first. We do not have the idea of ​​two captains. Can a company have two CEOs. If Virat is doing well in T20, then he should be allowed to remain the captain of the team. ”
Kapil suffered a heart attack in the last week of October and underwent angioplasty surgery at a hospital in the capital, Delhi. Kapil returned to the golf course after recovering and now took part in the summit.
Kapil believes that having different captains will make it difficult for the team to adjust. He said, “80 percent of our team is the same in every format. Players do not like captains with different views. England, Australia and South Africa are different. Their mindset and culture is different. But the idea of ​​two captains here will make players confused. “
He said, “If Virat is not available in the limited overs, then a new captain can be thought of. But as long as he is serving, he should be allowed to lead the team. I think there are two to three players who can perform well in the absence of Virat. “
Gambhir, who has sought the removal of Virat from his IPL team captaincy, had said that if Rohit does not become the captain of India, then it is India’s loss not Rohit. Gambhir had said that Rohit has won five IPL titles and is the most successful captain in the history of IPL. He said, “It would be a shame if even then he is not made the captain of India in white ball cricket.” Rohit cannot do more than this. ” Gambhir said that Rohit is a better captain than Virat in these formats. Team management should distribute the captaincy. This is not a bad idea.
Former England captain Michael Vann also said that giving the T20 captaincy to Rohit will reduce Virat’s burden. Wan said that it would be better if Rohit is made the captain of India’s T20 team. Sharing the captaincy will make Virat more comfortable to handle ODI and Test captaincy. Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has named Rohit the best captain in this format.


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