IND vs SA 2022: Shoaib Akhtar reacts over Virat Kohli captaincy

Shoaib Akhtar supports the captaincy of Rohit Sharma instead of Virat Kohli long tenure as skipper.

IND vs SA 2022 – Since the first resignation of Virat Kohli captaincy things are not been well inside the Indian dugout. There was so much drama and interpretation started with T20 Captaincy’s resign of Virat Kohli. But things took another turn when Virat Kohli has stepped down from red-ball cricket captaincy. Everyone was surprised with many former Cricketers never liked this decision from the skipper.

Virat Kohli had started the captaincy in 2014 and he has established a different template under his leadership for the team. With the attitude to fight back and never give up, Kohli had everything in his favour under his leadership. But after this decision to step down from Test captaincy, another former cricketer never liked his idea of captaincy.


Virat has been replaced by Hitman in both formats of the game. Shoaib Akhtar in his recent interaction with Indian express said, not in the favour of Virat Kohli captaincy at all. Even pacer has quoted never a fan either but always wanted him to score runs as a batsman.

“We all know what’s has happened in the recent times. And, who is behind that and don’t need to jump into that. Virat Kohli leads the side for 6-7 years. And, I was never a fan of captaincy” Shoaib said to The Indian Express.

Shoaib Akhtar further said that Rohit Sharma seems to be the right pick for the captaincy post. Virat needs to focus on his batting more now from his past decision.

“I just wanted him to keep scoring hundreds. Let him just focus on his batting. Let him just score runs now. I think Rohit Sharma would be the right choice for the time being. It’s good if he doesn’t succumb to this pressure.”