According to a report, Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri had suggested Virat Kohli to quit the white ball and even ODI captaincy and concentrate on batting. According to the report, he asked to continue the captaincy of Test cricket.
According to India Ahead, the suggestion was given by the coach to motivate Kohli to remain the top batsman in the world. A BCCI official said, “Talks about Kohli’s captaincy started after India won the series in Australia without their regular captain. Now it also indicates that Kohli may have to step down from ODI captaincy at some point before 2023 if things don’t go according to plan.
“Shastri spoke to Kohli about six months back. But Kohli did not listen to Shastri. He is still keen to lead India in ODIs and that is why he decided to step down from the captaincy only from T20Is. Even the board was discussing how Kohli can be used as a batsman. This is because he still has a lot left as a player.