“There have been no talks about a split captain post,” BCCI vice president Rajeev Shukla said.© PTI
India Cricket Control Board (BCCI) Vice Chairman Rajeev Shukla unimpressed by latest rumors that Team India is considering a change of captain in the limited format after T20 World Cup in the Arab Emirates United and Oman. Reports have circulated that Rohit Sharma could take over at the end of the flagship event and Kohli could continue as test captain and focus on his stick. Speaking to ANI, Shukla said that while there is no truth to this rumor, it is important that the team focus on the flagship event rather than being distracted by such news.
“There is nothing in this rumor. Also, let’s focus on the T20 World Cup rather than playing the diviner and predicting the future. There has been no discussion of the captain’s division. “, did he declare.
The Indian national coaches chose the team for the next T20 World Cup last Wednesday. There have been contributions from Rohit as well as the limited-overrun team’s assistant and it appears to have led to discussions about a split captain post after the World Cup.
Back in the squad, in a surprise move, R Ashwin has been included in the squad that will begin their campaign in the flagship event against rivals Pakistan. He last played a T20I against the West Indies in July 2017. Yuzvendra Chahal missed the match as MS Dhoni will be the team’s mentor.
While BCCI holds the hosting rights, the tournament has been moved out of the country in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic.
India will face Pakistan on October 24 in a group stage meeting. The tournament kicks off on October 17 and the final will be played in Dubai on November 14.
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