Kohli's readiness to lead India heats up debate

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Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:09 [IST]
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Ready to lead Team India, says Kohli

Bangalore, Oct 13: India's Virat Kohli has added fuel to the existing debate on BCCI's decision to appoint different captains for all the three formats of the game as he expressed his readiness in leading Team India.

Team India to have three different captains?

A couple of days ago, BCCI had decided to have three different captains for three formats after India's ouster from World T20 and the recent low in Indian cricket, as the team has not lived up to its expectations after the World Cup triumph in 2011.

Having led the U-19 side to its first T20 World Cup title in 2008, Virat Kohli was an unanimous choice. Though BCCI has not named him as the ODI captain yet, there were rumours about BCCI planning to appoint Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina for ODIs and T20Is while Dhoni can be retained as Test captain.

Virat Kohli, during an interview with TOI, has said he is ready to lead the side, if offered.

"I too have heard the chatter about captaincy, but I am not thinking about it right now. If and when it comes, I'll be ready for it. As of now, I'd rather concentrate on my game," Kohli told TOI.

Since Dhoni's selection policy and leadership qualities have been under the scanner especially after the dismal show in Sri Lanka, consistent Virat Kohli was the immediate choice, as BCCI feels Kohli can be groomed to be a captain in future.

Now, with Virat Kohli's comment on captaincy has added fuel to the existing debate as Dhoni's leadership is under scanner.

It remains to be seen if Virat Kohli, who is currently enjoying the form of his life will be rushed into captaincy, as the young guy can work on the game for the next few years before being named the captain.


Story first published:  Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:06 [IST]
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