Virat Kohli has come under fire for his captaincy since losing the World Test Championship title. There is also a demand to remove Virat from the captaincy after the third consecutive defeat in the ICC tournament. Many former players believe that the captaincy of Team India in T20 should be handed over to Rohit Sharma and India should play the T20 World Cup under his leadership. At the same time, great players like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar have also supported Virat regarding the captaincy. Former India batsman Suresh Raina, who has played many years in international cricket with Virat, has also given his reaction on Kohli’s captaincy.
While talking to News24 Sports Suresh Raina said, ‘I think he is the number one captain. His records show that he has achieved a lot. I think he is the number one batsman in the world. You are talking about the ICC trophy, but they have not won the IPL yet. According to me, some time should be given to them. There are two to three World Cups to be held one after the other, two T20 World Cups and one 50-over World Cup. Reaching the final is not easy, sometimes you miss a few things.
Explaining the reason behind India’s loss in the World Test Championship, Raina said, “The WTC final is an example of this. People said that it happened because of the conditions, but I think there was something lacking in our batting. Big batsmen should partner and take responsibility. Raina said that Team India is not chokers and has won two 50-over World Cups and one T20 World Cup. The former batsman predicted that the ICC Trophy would come to India within the next 12 to 16 months.