The most important attribute of a captain is to innovate, inspire and bring glory to the team. Every successful team in any sport has been guided by a good leader.
In every sport, the game is played both by strength and within the mind. The captain has to win the mind battle in order to achieve success.
The captain is responsible for building a winning mindset within the team. He also develops faith within his teammates and a healthy atmosphere in the dressing room. The rest of the work is been done on the field itself.
India’s current captain Virat Kohli has been exceptional in everything except one fact. When it comes to leading his team on the field, especially in T20s, Kohli has been an utter failure. This flaw is more evident during the IPL.
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Here are 5 reasons why Kohli must not remain captain in T20Is:
1. Better management of Kohli’s workload
In the last few years there has been a serious impact on Kohli’s game. Although he has been achieving many milestones, there are times when too much of cricket has impacted his career.
During the IPL 2019 season, Kohli received huge criticisms from fans and media due to his poor captaincy for RCB. This took a toll on his individual performance too as he scored just 464 runs from 14 games. Although it may seem decent, yet it isn’t near Kohli’s standards.
Many successful teams like Australia and England have been using the concept of ‘Split Captaincy’ for years. For Australia, Tim Paine leads the Test side while Aaron Finch leads the shorter formats. In England, Joe Root is the Test skipper while Eoin Morgan is the shorter format skipper.
If India also adapt to this concept, they can be hugely benefited. This is because it will lift the mental weight of the shoulders of Kohli and as a result his international career will also increase.