The ongoing discussion is about Rohit Sharma taking over Virat Kohli as India’s captain in both the limited-overs formats. In this article, we take a look at an old interview of MS Dhoni about Virat’s captaincy that has resurfaced after Rohit replaces Virat Kohli as the skipper of India’s ODI Team.
Rohit replaces Virat Kohli as India’s ODI skipper
Before the 2021 T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli announced that the ICC event will be his last as India’s T20I skipper. He had mentioned that he was looking forward to leading India in ODIs and Tests. However, Virat has now been replaced by Rohit Sharma as the ODI captain also. Ahead of the South Africa Tour, BCCI has made an announcement stating that Rohit Sharma would serve as India’s skipper in the ODI and T20I format henceforth.
Social media has gone into a frenzy after this news. Many people are arguing that Virat enjoys a good record as an ODI captain and replacing him was a bad choice. However, a few pointed out that split captaincy in white-ball cricket was not logical.
MS Dhoni’s old interview goes viral
Meanwhile, an old video of MS Dhoni rating Virat Kohli’s captaincy has gone viral. This interview had happened during the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League.
When asked how Virat Kohli’s captaincy was, MS Dhoni, said that “He’s very good”. It should be noted that Virat replaced MSD as India’s captain in all the formats. While he did it first in Tests, Virat then took over Dhoni as India’s limited-overs captain. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has been retained by CSK and will lead the defending champions at IPL 2022.