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India Vs New Zealand Virat Kohli Might Step Down As India’s ODI Captain In Near Future: Ravi Shastri


New Delhi: The Indian cricket team is set to begin a new era as Ravi Shastri’s tenure as head coach is over. The ex-India all-rounder has done remarkably well under Shastri’s guidance. Under Shastri, India’s Test team improved significantly from where it was before him. Although the national squad failed to win a single ICC tournament, Shastri made sure to leave a mark by rejuvenating a “fearless” attitude in the team. Legend Rahul Dravid will take over the reins from November 17.

In an exclusive interview with India Today, Ravi Shastri said that Virat Kohli might decide to step down as India’s ODI captain in near future.

“In red ball cricket, India has been the No1 team in the world for the last 5 years under Virat Kohli. So unless he wants to give up or if he is mentally fatigued and says he wants to focus on his batting – which can happen in the near future, don’t think it will happen immediately – it can happen,” Ravi Shastri told India Today.

“The same might happen with the ODI. He might say he wants to focus just on Test captaincy. It is his mind and body that will make that decision.

“He won’t be the first, there are many players in the past who have had very successful tenures and captains and then given it up to focus on batting,” said Shastri.

Recently, BCCI announced that Rohit Sharma will be the new captain of team India’s T20I squad for the upcoming India vs New Zealand T20I series. While announcing the 16-member squad for Ind vs NZ T20I series, BCCI also named KL Rahul as the Vice-Captain.


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