Former Indian white-ball captain Virat Kohli has made it clear that despite the fact he has been sacked as the ODI captain of India, he will still provide his full support to the new captain Rohit Sharma and the new head coach Rahul Dravid.
Kohli is still the test captain of India, and he addressed the press conference in the capacity of a test captain today before the departure to South Africa, where he was asked questions related to his removal as ODI captain as well as the test series against SA.
While Kohli said it would be important for the players to adapt to the South African conditions as quickly as possible, he also said that Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma would be a big miss, both of whom are injured at the moment.
There is no clarity on the status of Jadeja’s injury as yet, but Rohit’s hamstring injury is not a tear and it is believed that he should be able to regain fitness before the start of the ODI series against SA, which will also be his first ODI series as the full-time white-ball captain of India.
Rohit Sharma is very tactical and Rahul Dravid is very balanced: Virat Kohli
Speaking about Rohit’s captaincy, Virat Kohli said that Rohit has shown in the IPL that he has got a good tactical understanding of the game and even when he captained India in the past in an interim capacity, he was very good. Whatever vision he sets for the team, he will get support.
Kohli spoke about Rahul Dravid as a coach as well, saying he is someone who is very balanced in his approach as a head coach and knows how to be a man-manager at the top level. BCCI uploaded a clip of Virat Kohli’s press conference from their Twitter handle earlier today.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 15, 2021Advertisement