Shocking Reason Why Virat Kohli Took Captaincy from Rohit Sharma in IND vs AFG Match

Virat Kohli took charge in the third T20I against Afghanistan

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In a surprising turn of events during the IND vs AFG 3rd T20I, Virat Kohli, who had relinquished T20I captaincy earlier, reassumed the role on the field. This move caught many off guard, as Kohli had stepped down not only from T20I but also from white-ball cricket and IPL captaincy. The anticipation grew as fans wondered why Kohli was back at the helm, considering his recent decisions to step away from leadership responsibilities.

Despite Kohli’s early departure from the crease with a first-ball duck, India managed to post an impressive total of 212-4 in their 20 overs. The star of the innings was none other than Rohit Sharma, who etched his name in history by becoming the first batsman in world cricket to score five T20I centuries. Sharma’s incredible hitting display, coupled with an outstanding knock from Rinku Singh, who ended the innings unbeaten with a half-century, propelled India to a commanding position.

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The decision for Kohli to captain the side in this match became clearer as the innings unfolded. Rohit Sharma, having played an exhaustive innings with intense hitting, needed a breather. Kohli, showcasing camaraderie and sportsmanship, stepped in to lead the team.

While Sanju Samson could have been an alternative captain, Kohli’s willingness to take charge highlighted the team’s unity and support for each other. This unexpected leadership move by Kohli added an intriguing layer to an already exciting encounter against Afghanistan.


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