5 Reasons Why Players Could Have Revolted Against Virat Kohli
Cricket Today|October 08, 2021
He celebrates every wicket as if there will be no tomorrow. While every cricketer has his own way of keeping himself and the team upbeat, Kohli’s tactics could be intimidating to the other players in the team...
Renin Wilben

Indian captain Virat Kohli has been making news for most of the wrong reasons in recent times. First, he announced that he would step down from T20 captaincy after the World Cup, amid reports that players were not too happy with his leadership. A few days later, stories started doing the rounds that Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane had complained to the BCCI over Kohli’s leadership. While the Indian board has obviously dismissed the claims, terming all of them rubbish, we look at five reasons why Kohli’s captaincy style may have impacted players and not in the right way.

1 HIS INTIMIDATING OVER-AGGRESSION

That Kohli is over-aggressive would be an understatement. He celebrates every wicket as if there will be no tomorrow. While every cricketer has his own way of keeping himself and the team upbeat, Kohli’s tactics could be intimidating to the other players in the team. He is openly expressive of his disappointment towards the others in the team, be it a dropped catch or a poor delivery. Over a period of time, this could have affected the players.

2. OPEN CRITICISM OF PLAYERS

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