Why Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain was right, reveals former India coach Ravi Shastri

IPL 2022 Shastri said that I think the most important thing is that he does not need to think much about his personal performance. Since he has done so much in world cricket that people know where Kohli stands.

former India coach Ravi Shastri reveals Why Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain.

In IPL 2022, Ravi Shastri will once again be seen doing commentary in his own style. After stepping down from the post of head coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri has re-entered the world of commentary. Before the start of IPL 2022, Ravi Shastri is putting a lot of things in front of everyone about this tournament and the players associated with it, in this episode he also talked about Team India and former RCB captain Virat Kohli.

Why Virat Kohli's decision to step down as captain was right, reveals former India coach Ravi Shastri
Why Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain was right, reveals former India coach Ravi Shastri

Talking on the issue of Virat Kohli leaving the captaincy of the team, Ravi Shastri said that it is good in a way for the team. He also said that Kohli now has the freedom to play freely. During the tenure of Shastri, the command of the Indian team remained in the hands of Kohli for a long time. He understands Kohli and his game very well.

In a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, Shastri said that to be honest, I think it is good in a way to leave the captaincy of Kohli. The pressure of captaincy has taken off his shoulders. The expectations that come with being a captain are no longer there. He can go and play freely on the field. He can express himself. And I think he would like to do the same now. 

Shastri further said that I think the most important thing is that he does not need to think much about his personal performance. Since he has done so much in world cricket that people know where Kohli stands. Now they should come out on the field and enjoy the game. This is the most important thing in my opinion. It’s all a mental game now. It’s a matter of convincing myself that I want to play freely there. I want to express myself and enjoy myself. Kohli was the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore since 2013. He left the captaincy of the team last year. Under his captaincy, the team reached the final of 2016 but the trophy has remained away from his hands. Bangalore’s first match of this season will be against Punjab Kings on March 27.