Breaking News: Virat Kohli Steps Down As India's Test Captain
Breaking News: Virat Kohli Steps Down As India's Test Captain

Virat Kohli has endured a tough time in the recent past. He gave up on his T20I and IPL captaincy was asked to step down as ODI captain and then voluntarily gave up on Test captaincy as well after losing the Test series against South Africa. All these happened within a time span of three months.

Simon Katich, former head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in a conversation with Brad Hogg for the latter’s Youtube channel, reflected back on Kohli’s captaincy tenure. He was full of praise for Virat Kohli the captain and spoke about how he gave his team to his teammates and support staff.

Virat Kohli Was Good At Giving Time To His Teammates, Support Staff: Simon Katich

Simon Katich and Virat Kohli
Simon Katich and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

“It’s a big role captaining an IPL franchise or international teams since it’s constant meetings, there are constant decisions that have to be made … It was time-consuming and that’s something he was very good about within terms of giving us his time,” said Katich on Kohli.

“We were really mindful of that and respectful of trying to take the load off him in that respect so as a coaching group we tried to do a lot of the groundwork with that and then go to him with a simplified version of how we wanted to go about things, whether it was the game style or whether it was the tactics or selections. So you try to help him out as much as possible given the workload he’s on but…he was very giving of his time” he further added.

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

The Indian cricket team plays its next Test series against Sri Lanka at home from February 25-March 18. Both sides face off each other in a two-Test match series followed by a three-match T20I series.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the potential candidates to replace Virat Kohli as the next Indian Test skipper. While Rohit was recently appointed as India’s white-ball captain, Rahul led India in Johannesburg in the absence of Kohli.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.