For Inzamam-ul-Haq, Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as India’s T20I captain shouldn’t have been made public so close to the T20 World Cup.
At the end of the competition, Kohli stepped down as India’s T20I captain following their group-stage exit. This decision was made before the event, and he would stick to it no matter what happened.
Inzamam-ul-Haq thinks this shows that Kohli’s captaincy was under strain going into the T20 World Cup.
Kohli’s relationship with Shastri and the board was strained: Inzamam-ul-Haq
Even though Ravi Shastri’s time as head coach was about to an end, news sources confirmed that Rahul Dravid will take his place.
Kohli’s strained relationship with Shastri may have been exacerbated by his prior knowledge of Dravid’s appointment as the next head coach, according to Inzamam-ul-Haq.
“They all knew that Shastri will be replaced by Dravid after this tournament. Not before such an important event should this occur. You’re challenged in your authority. And this suggests that Kohli, Shastri, and the board had a tense relationship. Would India have fired their captain and coach if they had won the T20 World Cup? The 51-year-old said there was a dispute between the two of them.