Former Indian captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has his say about the future of the Indian cricket team after Kohli relinquished his Test captaincy position. Sharma mentioned that an era has ended in Indian cricket and the new leadership should take Indian cricket forward.
Kohli resigned from his position of T20I captain last year after the completion of the 20-20 World Cup. The Indian selectors decided to remove him from the ODI captaincy position as they wanted a single leader to lead the limited-overs team. After India lost the Test series against South Africa by a 2-1 margin, Kohli announced his decision to step down from the Test captaincy position.
While appearing on the Khelneeti podcast, Sharma mentioned that Kohli managed to create a huge aura.
“Every captain has an era and the Kohli era has ended. The aura created by Virat Kohli was huge. He worked very hard and served the Indian cricket team with great dedication and commitment. The new captain will come in with new ideas. Fortunately, we have a new skipper and coach. Hopefully, they can be on the same page so India can come forward with a new strategy,” Sharma said.
Virat Kohli was very aggressive by nature: Rajkumar Sharma
Sharma further mentioned that Kohli and Ravi Shastri were really aggressive by nature while they were the captain and the coach of the team respectively. He also added that Kohli was clear with his vision of having a fast bowling unit that could scare the opposition.
“Virat had a vision that when we go overseas we should have fast bowlers who can scare the hosts to such an extent that they would fear a green top backfiring. Virat and Ravi (Shastri) were aggressive by nature. They were not scared of losing. Let’s see how the new combination works,” Sharma mentioned.