“Virat’s mind says I’m not captaining again”- Star England all-rounder on Kohli leading team India again

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The Indian cricket squad is in trouble as a result of Rohit Sharma’s sudden Covid-19 infection. The team has been negatively impacted by the uncertainty surrounding Rohit’s participation in the series-deciding Edgbaston Test, which begins on July 1. Without the star batter, the team management will have to find a replacement opener to partner Shubman Gill and, more importantly, choose a captain.


Mayank Agrawal has been chosen as a stand by player for Rohit Sharma if he can’t recover from Covid- 19 before the start of the match. With Vice-Captain KL Rahul also not part of the squad, it will be Rishabh Pant or Jasprit Bumrah who will get to captain India in the absence of Rohit Sharma. 

Many Indian fans want Virat Kohli to lead the side for the last time since there are not many experienced players like Virat Kohli who has played as many times on British soil. Ravichandran Ashwin’s name will also be thrown in but taking the conditions into account, India might probably go in with one spinner.


Same question was raised to England all-rounder Moeen Ali, he said Kohli should captain this match because he was captaining the team last time for the other 4 test matches. He said that it’s also possible that Kohli declines the opportunity if it is extended to him. He believes that by concentrating just on his batting and no longer dividing his attention between the difficult task of once again leading India.

Having said that, Moeen would choose Kohli for the position if he had his way. He concluded by saying, “He probably won’t want to do it. He is happy, his mind is relaxed and saying I’m never captaining Test cricket again and I think it’s a good idea, he has got the experience and it’s a big series for India”, he added.

England thrashed New Zealand 3-0 in their home and in flying form. England will go in as favorites into this match looking at the current form. Loss of Rohit Sharma to India is also an added advantage for England. It will be a fascinating match to watch for the neutrals, since it is a must win game for England. 


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