Virat Kohli Removed From ODI Captaincy: Former Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt has supported the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s decision to replace Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as the ODI captain.
Salman Butt said – I am not surprised
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has given a big reaction to the departure of Virat Kohli as the ODI captaincy. He has supported the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s decision to make Rohit Sharma the new captain. He said that the board has taken the right decision. There should be only one captain of limited overs. Let us tell you that the BCCI has announced the Test team for the tour of South Africa. Along with this, Rohit was also announced to be made the ODI captain.
BCCI announces Rohit becomes ODI captain
The BCCI on Wednesday announced Team India for the three-Test series to be played against South Africa. During this, the BCCI selectors also announced the new ODI captain of India. The board selectors removed Virat Kohli from the captaincy of ODIs and made Rohit Sharma the new captain of the ODI team.
Salman Butt welcomed the decision
After Virat’s removal from ODI captaincy, former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel that the former captain was overloaded with international T20 and ODI captaincy. He has not been able to score a century for the last two years, due to which this pressure seemed more than normal. Butt further said that the BCCI has finally managed to manage the workload of its modern-day great.
Salman not surprised by BCCI’s decision
Salman Butt further said it is not surprising to me. It was on the cards anyway it doesn’t make any sense if he is only the captain of T20, he further added that it makes sense to separate the white between the red ball and the white ball to reduce the pressure on a certain player. India does not play many T20 matches, it mainly plays ODIs and Test matches. To reduce the workload, Kohli had to go under the captaincy of the white ball.
Virat Kohli’s performance is getting better
According to Salman Butt, as I said, there is nothing surprising here, it is a good thing because you will see that Virat Kohli’s performance is getting better. Because he was heavily overloaded. The pressure increases, even more, when all eyes are on him and people only talk about him not scoring runs, for people his scoring 50 did not matter. I think it was a great exchange with Rohit Sharma.
The selection committee took a big decision
The selection committee took another big decision. He has dropped Ajinkya Rahane, who is facing Alona as the vice-captain of the Test team, due to his poor performance. Rohit will be the vice-captain in his place. In this way, Virat Kohli will be seen captaining only in Tests. Whereas Rohit Sharma’s role has now increased. He will be the captain of T20 and ODI. While the vice-captain of the Test team will be seen.