There is a debate on whether India should have a divided captaincy in different formats for the last few years. Virat Kohli has been a successful captain for India in all formats, but he has not yet won the ICC Trophy as a captain.
Kohli has also been unable to win the IPL trophy as a captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore, while his India deputy Rohit Sharma has won the trophy five times as captain of the Mumbai Indians.
In Kohli’s absence, India won the Test series in Australia this year under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane. After the historic victory, the split captaincy debate re-emerged, but after Kohli defeated England in all formats of India, the debate once again sunk.
Former Indian cricket and former selector Sarandeep Singh stressed that India is not needed for a divided captaincy as Kohli is performing in all formats.
Captaincy is required when your captain is not performing, but he (Kohli) is the only player to average above 50 in all formats. If he is not performing in one format, then you can take away the pressure of leadership and give it to someone else, Sarandeep.
Kohli was the leading run scorer in the T20Is against England and was also named the Man of the Match series for his batting performance. He also scored two half-centuries in ODIs after this.
Sardeep Singh said, just because he has not won the IPL, you cannot remove him from the captaincy of India. He is also the most fit player and captain. Rohit is present there, but there is no reason to replace Virat.
Meanwhile, Kohli will lead RCB in IPL 2021 as the franchise looks set to win its first IPL Trophy this year.