‘Kohli is no more an inspirational leader’- Senior Indian player complained about the skipper to BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah

Indian skipper Virat Kohli who is regarded as one of the best batsmen in World cricket has recently made up his mind to give up the captaincy of the Indian team in T20 Internationals after the 2021 edition of ICC T20 World Cup. The 32-year-old made it clear that it took him a long time to come up to this decision. Kohli has discussed with India’s head coach Ravi Shastri and also with India’s limited over vice-captain Rohit Sharma.

“After a lot of contemplation and discussions with my close people, Ravi bhai and also Rohit, who have been an essential part of the leadership group, I’ve decided to step down as the T20 Captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October,” Kohli wrote.

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Virat Kohli has led India to 45 T20I matches out of which he was victorious in 27 of them. Under Kohli’s leadership India lost 14 matches and 2 matches ended in a tie.

However, his individual performances hasn’t affected after being a captain. Kohli has scored 1502 runs at an average of 48.45 as a captain.

However, since then there have been multiple reports that things aren’t good in the Indian dressing room anymore. According to multiple reports, things started getting ugly inside the dugout after India lost the WTC against NZ.

After India’s defeat in the finals of the WTC, Virat Kohli spoke about the ‘lack of intent’ in the Indian dressing room. This statement by the skipper did not go well with atleast one Indian player in the dressing room. News have been floating that one senior player contacted BCCI’s secretary Jay Shah about Kohli’s statement.

The source during a chat with The Telegraph India said that the players in the dressing room are unhappy with Kohli’s attitude and the 32-year-old is no more an inspirational leader in the dressing room.

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“Kohli is losing control. He has lost respect and some of the players are not liking his attitude. He is no more an inspirational leader and he doesn’t earn the players’ respect. Some of them have reached their limits when it comes to dealing with him,” the source said.

The source also added an inside news that one of the coaches tried giving some batting advice to the skipper. But Kohli instead replied not to confuse him.

“That Kohli failed to play a big innings has also complicated the issue. Recently, one of the coaches offered some suggestions at nets but the captain shot back saying ‘don’t confuse me’. He’s just failed to handle it and it’s showing in his aggressive behaviour,” the source added.

Kohli on Sunday also made a big announcement stating that he will no longer lead RCB’s side in the Indian Premier League after the ongoing season.

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