Karachi: Former Pakistan Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has said that Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain of the T20 format indicates that all is not well in the Indian dressing room. When the Indian Premier League was held in the UAE ahead of the World Cup, Kohli announced that he would be leading Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last time and also confirmed that the T20 World Cup was his last tournament as captain in this format. Will happen.
Groups are made of Mumbai and Delhi
Mushtaq, who is working at the High Performance Center of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said, “When a successful captain says that he wants to step down, it means that everything is not right in the dressing room. I see two factions in the Indian dressing room right now… Mumbai and Delhi factions.’ Kohli led India in the T20 format for the last time in a World Cup match against Namibia on Monday. Mushtaq said that he expects Kohli to retire from T20 Internationals soon.
Can retire from T20 Internationals
He said, ‘I think Kohli will soon quit playing T20 Internationals for the country, although he will continue to play in the Indian Premier League.’ The Indian team failed to reach the semi-finals of an ICC event for the first time since 2012 and Mushtaq blamed the IPL for it. Mushtaq said, ‘I think the Indian team flopped in the World Cup because of the IPL. I think their players were tired of being in a biologically safe environment for so long before the World Cup.
Leaving the 57 runs scored against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, he could not do anything special. He did not even come out to bat against Afghanistan and Namibia. Overall, this T20 World Cup was disappointing for Kohli both as a batsman and as a captain.
Overall, he has played 51 T20 matches as captain in T20 Internationals, out of which 30 have been won, 16 are lost, two draws and two are inconclusive.
He is the top Indian captain in terms of scoring T20 runs as a captain. With 1570 runs, he is India’s first and the world’s fourth highest run-scorer in T20I. He also has the feat of scoring the fastest 1000 T20 runs as a captain, which he has achieved in just 30 innings. As a batsman, he has played 94 T20 Internationals, in which he has scored 3227 runs with 29 half-centuries.
Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in T20
No batsman in the world has scored as many runs as Kohli has scored in T20 Internationals. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill scored 3115 runs in 107 matches. And now the current T20 captain Rohit Sharma is the third highest run-scorer with 3038 runs in 116 T20 matches.