New Delhi: A 0-2 series loss in the three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa has given India a rude shock. The only saving grace being that the Eden Gardens game was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Following the defeat, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell believes that Kohli should be made skipper for both Tests and ODIs “Captaincy is fairly similar between Test cricket and 50-over cricket. So I would have thought, it would have been in Kohli’s best interest and India’s best interest... If you want to keep playing Dhoni in one-day cricket, fine, I don’t have a problem with that. But I really think Kohli should be captain of both Test and One-day cricket,” Chappell said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo.
“The only way to get better as a captain is to do the job... and you will make some mistakes more, everyone makes them. But that’s the way one progresses. You learn from your mistakes than you do from your success as a captain.”
“So there is an argument that if you are going to make Kohli the captain in the longest form of the game, it’s not going to hurt having him captaining in the 50-over game,” Chappell further added....