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No captaincy change for India so long as crew’s performing: Jay Shah

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No captaincy change for India as long as team’s performing: Jay Shah

A month earlier than the T20 World Cup, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has thrown his weight behind captain Virat Kohli.
“As long as a team is performing while on the crease, the question of change in captaincy doesn’t arise,” Shah advised The Indian Express. His remark comes within the wake of media studies predicting cut up captaincy within the days to return. It has been advised that Kohli can be making means for his deputy on the T20 World Cup, Rohit Sharma, within the sport’s shorter variations to focus completely on Test cricket so far as captaincy is anxious.
Shah’s linking of “captaincy” and “performance” alludes to India’s 2-1 benefit within the unfinished Test collection towards England and its superb run in T20 cricket. Under Kohli, India hasn’t misplaced a collection within the sport’s shortest format. They have gotten the higher of England (3-2), Australia (2-1), Sri Lanka (2-0), and New Zealand (4-0).
However, Kohli’s file as captain in main ICC tournaments has not been nice as India hasn’t received the big-ticket white-ball occasions – Champions Trophy, World T20, or the 50-over World Cup since he took over.
Last week, the BCCI strengthened India’s T20 World Cup help workers, bringing in India’s most embellished white-ball captain M S Dhoni because the crew’s mentor. Those within the know mentioned that the choice was made protecting in thoughts the crew’s unimpressive white-ball file in ICC occasions below Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri. While Kohli is but to win an Indian Premier League title, Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to a few titles.
At the media briefing, Shah had mentioned that he had approached Dhoni for the mentoring function and the latter had agreed. “He was okay with my decision and agreed to be the mentor for Team India for the T20 World Cup only. I am glad that MS (Dhoni) has accepted the BCCI’s offer and is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” the BCCI secretary mentioned.
He added that each Kohli and Shastri had been saved within the loop. “I spoke to the captain and vice-captain, as well as Ravi Shastri. They all are on the same page, so that’s why this matter has reached this conclusion.”