April Fool 2019: Virat Kohli Steps down as Indian and RCB Skipper
Virat Kohli is not having the best time of his career as a captain. His team which is a very strong side on papers and records has been performing way behind expectations. Opening the tournament with three consecutive losses that too with such a poor show has disappointed Virat. So much that he has decided to step down from the captaincy of RCB as well as Indian side.
Amid this debacle, Virat has requested former skipper M.S. Dhoni to captain India in World Cup 2019 for one last time. This news comes barely after a few hours after RCB was smashed brutally by Sun Risers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Kohli’s team had earlier lost their matches to Chennai Super Kings in the opening fixture and then to Mumbai Indians in their subsequent match.
Kohli was hopeful about a bounce back and better performance in the third match, but a third consecutive defeat was too much to take for Kohli . And he has said that he does not want to continue as the RCB as well as Indian captain. “I do not want to continue as the captain of India at the moment. I believe MS Dhoni is better placed to lead the team in the World Cup. It is a big tournament and comes once in four years. We want to win the World Cup and I believe we have the team to win it,” Kohli said.
Kohli said that he thinks that currently luck is not on his side and he does not want his team to suffer due to his bad luck.
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He emphasized that in cricket and to win big tournaments, somewhere down the line one must get lucky. MS is better on that front. All the factors combined, he has decided to ask him to walk out as India skipper for one last tournament. Dhoni, however, has not commented anything on the issue.
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So will India have a new captain on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton when they take on South Africa in the opening World Cup match? Well, the future is difficult to predict but what we can say for the moment is – Happy April Fools’ Day.
This story means no harm and is only meant to be a good-natured April Fools’ prank. We hope you had a laugh and here’s wishing you a wonderful day.