Two massive decisions have been made by Virat Kohli this week as he stepped down earlier this week from T20 captaincy after the World Cup. Recently he has announced that he will step down for the captaincy of the RCB side too after completing this IPL season played in UAE.
Virat Kohli has taken a decision because of the stress and workload of playing in all formats and captaining the side. Playing and captaining all sides is not just physically stressful but also mentally challenging after all the criticism. This decision is the talk of the town in the cricketing world and many pundits and players have been their opinions on it.
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has shared the dressing room with Virat Kohli and has played under his captaincy. He has given his thoughts on Virat Kohli leaving the captaincy of the Bangalore side.
“He’s been with RCB from the very beginning. I don’t know, as life goes on you start to prioritize things. He’s (Virat) got a young family right now and captaincy can weigh heavily on the brain, and your personal life can also heavily weigh on you,” said Steyn.
Virat Kohli is a fantastic leader and his personal achievements speak for themselves: Steyn
Steyn believes that Virat Kohli can play more freely without the criticism and the responsibility of leading the team. He also said Kohli is a tremendous leader and his skills cannot be questioned.
“We don’t doubt his captaincy. He is a fantastic leader and his personal achievements speak for themselves. So it’s really up to him as to what he wants to do so. Maybe it’s a good decision as the (T20) World Cup is around the corner. We could see the best of Virat coming out in the remaining of the IPL and the World Cup.”
Virat Kohli led the side brilliantly in the first half of the IPL and RCB should be confident for their UAE leg. They’ve 10 points after playing 7 matches and are very near to the qualification by winning 3 games out of the next 7. Virat Kohli led side will be seen playing tonight against Kolkata Knight Riders who’re currently at the bottom of the table.